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Cougars get commit from junior college forward

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Much-needed rebounding and toughness coming to the Palouse next year

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The Cougar basketball team is definitely in the need for some defensive toughness and rebounding help. They may have found a partial answer with the commitment of Iowa Western CC forward Isaiah Wade to Ernie Kent. The 6-foot-8 220 pound big man averaged 12.1 points and 9.4 rebounds per game this past season. He was named all-region NCJAA and set a school record for double-doubles. Wade announced his commitment via twitter last Friday.

Here’s PrepHoops writer Ryan James on Wade’s rebounding prowess

You can not keep Isaiah Wade off the glass. You need a sledge hammer to make a box out hit on him.

Iowa Western CC repeatedly produces division one players especially in the front court and Wade is the latest one to emerge. According to 247sports.com Wade also had offers from Idaho, Coastal Carolina, and Montana State. Not exactly a murderers row, but maybe Ernie has found a diamond in the rough. Wade had a rough upbringing as he talked about in this Cougfan interview and it is certainly nice to see him get this opportunity.

Wade will 3 years to play 2 and will sign in the spring enrollment period.

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