Washington State Lands 2013 PG Ikenna Iroegbu

By Paul Seaver

Oak Hill Academy (VA) product Sindarius Thornwell made his decision on Monday evening, pledging to South Carolina and head coach Frank Martin. In addition, fellow Oak Hill teammate Ikenna Iroegbu also rang in a decision.

Iroegbu, a speedy, 6-foot-1 point guard, verbally committed to Washington State, becoming the first 2013 pledge for head coach Ken Bone.

Just last week, the Cougars’ 2012-13 expectations took a damaging blow with the dismissal of three year starting point guard, Reggie Moore. Brock Motum returns for Wazzu as one of the more under-appreciated players in the Pac 12 Conference, but it’ll be tough for the Cougars to make an improvement within the conference standings.

As for Iroegbu, the former Elk Grove, California native is rated as the No. 100 prospect within the class of 2013 by Rivals. His commitment comes after a recruitment that included offers from several mid-to-high level programs. Iroegbu visited the College of Charleston on the weekend of Sep. 15 before taking a trip to Virginia Tech on Sep. 21. Memphis was also in the mix for the Oak Hill point guard, among others.

Following the loss of Moore, who would’ve been a senior this year regardless, Iroegbu could jump into a system that is already in search of leadership in the back court.

Iroegbu can be highly productive on the perimeter when converting on the outside shot. His speed and play making abilities can make him a nightmare to stop in transition, especially if he can translate that play to the collegiate level.

Iroegbu tweeted the news of his commitment on Monday.


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