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Cougs in contention for four-star basketball recruit

Blake Hinson will choose between WSU and two other schools

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Ernie Kent and Washington State are making a late push to sign Blake Hinson, a four star forward. Hinson recently named WSU among his final three schools and can sign as early as April 11.

Hinson was originally slated to be a part of the class of 2019 but recently announced that he reclassified to 2018. In addition to WSU, he is considering Illinois and Seton Hall. This will bring a quick end to what has been an interesting recruiting cycle.

Hinson started his prep career in Florida at Deltona High School where he was a two sport standout. At 6’7, 230 pounds, Hinson played tight end, while also averaging 29.3 points per game on the basketball court his sophomore season.

He was heavily recruited and had offers to play both sports at a collection of power five schools. However, Hinson decided to focus his energy on basketball and then transferred to Sunrise Academy in Wichita, Kansas for the 2017-18 school year.

Hinson was ranked among the top 100 players in the class of 2019 according to Rivals while ESPN had him rated as a four star prospect. How he will eventually stack up in the 2018 rankings is still yet to be seen, but this would be a big get for WSU regardless.

247Sports refers to him as a power forward but Hinson appears to have the ability to stretch the floor. You can check out a highlight tape below.

Hinson is reportedly in the process of setting up official visits so hopefully Kent will be able to have him out to the Palouse.



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