After missing out on a couple of the most highly touted recruits remaining on the 2014 college basketball recruiting board, Ernie Kent and the Washington State Cougars decided to go ahead and stay aggressive. As a result, guard Trevor Dunbar is now a Coug after signing a Financial Aid Agreement on Tuesday.
Dunbar is another Kent-commit that can score the rock and still has a decently well-rounded game, averaging 22 points, 6 assists, 5 rebounds and 3 steals per contest. He was a West Catholic League MVP this past season at San Francisco’s St. Ignatius College Preparatory. Here’s what Kent had to say about his newest guard:
"“Trevor is an outstanding young man that has spent an enormous amount of time refining his game, which will show in his ability to handle the basketball and see and make difficult plays. He has a certain style and flare to his game that will quickly unite and excite our student body when it has the opportunity to see him play. I look forward to coaching Trevor.”"
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So Ernie Kent gets another guard, his third in a class geared toward changing the firepower to compete with a high-octane conference. The ESPN recruiting profile on Dunbar has some initial and interesting thoughts on his strengths:
"Dunbar is a strong, yet stocky, point guard who pushes the ball hard in transition. The slick left-hander has a tight handle and he has a definite burst off the dribble to blow by his defender. His passing can be high-level at times and his vision is quite good.-ESPN"
Unfortunately, I don’t have insider access to see what they think his weaknesses are, but he is ranked a 1-star prospect as the 136th best point guard in the nation. So this kid isn’t hyped like we were looking forward to from an athletic standpoint when going back to last week with Ahmaad Rorie and Brandon Chauca, but he wants to be a Coug, so welcome aboard Mr. Dunbar!