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Cougar hoops: 6-5 JC wing with three years to play is headed to WSU

A 6-FOOT-5, 200-pound junior college wing with speed, excellent shooting skills and three years of eligibility in front of him has verbally committed to Washington State basketball coach Ernie Kent.

Keith Langston, a Chicago native who played one year at Pasadena City College before redshirting this past season at Chabot College, will sign a financial aid agreement with the Cougars and play this coming season, a source close to the California JC hoops scene tells Cougfan.com. 

Shortly after we posted this story, WSU confirmed the addition with a press release. “We have continued to build our program around skilled basketball players, and Keith is another one of those,” Kent said in the release. “Going into this off season, we knew we had to help strengthen our perimeter game. Keith is a good shooter with a great basketball IQ and will do just that for us.”

He'll arrive as a third-year sophomore.

Langston is fast and a good shooter, the source said.

His size also will give WSU another solid option, along with Derrien King, for matching up with bigger 3s.

Langston earned all-conference honors at Pasadena CC in 2014-15 after averaging 13.3 points and 5.7 rebounds per game. He prepped in Chicago at Whitney Young and St. Patrick's before attending a prep school in Florida.

Langston brings to five the number of players Cougar coach Ernie Kent has signed in the 2016 recruiting class, joining guards Malachi Flynn, Milan Acquaah and Jamar Ergas and forward Jeff Pollard. The Cougars have a sixth slot available, though Kent may opt to save it for the next recruiting cycle.

In WSU's press release, Kent said of Langston: “We have continued to build our program around skilled basketball players, and Keith is another one of those,” Kent said. “Going into this off season, we knew we had to help strengthen our perimeter game. Keith is a good shooter with a great basketball IQ and will do just that for us.”


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