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Cougar basketball in the mix for late 2016 signee

Chris Seeley, a late riser among basketball prospects, will take an official visit to WSU this weekend

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While school starts in less than a month, Ernie Kent is still looking to add to the 2016 recruiting class. Chris Seeley, a forward from California, will take a trio of official visits in the beginning of August to help him make a college decision. He will visit WSU Aug. 1, UTEP Aug. 5 and Oregon State Aug. 8 according to Seeley's AAU coach LeRohn Dodson who spoke with Scout's Josh Gershon

Seeley is listed by Scout as a 6'6 210 lb power forward, and also has offers from Utah and TCU. With his size it seems more likely that he would transition to being a wing player, unless he were to add significant bulk to his frame. The highlight I've embedded below also indicates that if nothing else, Seeley brings athleticism and terrific dunking ability to the Cougs.

If WSU lands the Fresno native, it would be the first time this cycle that Kent beat out competition from another power five program for a player's commitment. He is, like some of WSU's other commits, somewhat mysterious. I couldn't find many highlights of Seeley online, and his most notable scholarship offers have come in the summer months. He did average 16.1 points and 2.1 rebounds per game this season for Central High School according to MaxPreps

This would appear to be a nice get for Kent and his staff, and a worthy use of their final available scholarship. The 2016 class currently consists of Jamar Ergas (6-4, 190), Malachi Flynn (6-1, 165), Milan Acquaah (6-2, 195), Jeff Pollard (6-8, 235) and Keith Langston (6-5, 190).


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