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First Kent WSU verbal: High-ceiling JUCO PF

NEW COUGAR HOOPS COACH Ernie Kent has his first verbal commitment -- East Los Angeles CC forward Aaron Cheatum pledged crimson on Monday evening. The 6-7, 240-pound power forward, who met with Kent earlier today, tells CF.C the lure of the Pac-12 conference, along with the energy of Kent and his staff, is why he'll wear crimson this upcoming season.

Cheatum was offered by Washington State last week and wanted to do some thinking before he made his college decision. At 4 p.m. today, though, Kent arrived to his school and the two sat down for a lengthy conversation, Cheatum said. A little bit later, Cheatum gave Kent the news he was hoping for. "Yes sir, I'm committed to Washington State," Cheatum said moments ago. "I've enjoyed getting...

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