Casper College sophomore point guard Isaac Bonton announced Thursday on Twitter that he has committed to Washington State University.
The 6-foot-3 Bonton averaged 21.4 points and 5.6 assists — both team highs — for the Thunderbirds this past season. He was named the Region IX Co-Player of the Year and earned second-team All-America honors.
Bonton averaged 26.0 points per game in the Region IX tournament to lead the T-Birds to their first regional championship in 23 years. He scored a season-high 41 points in Casper College’s semifinal victory over Western Nebraska Community College.
At the National Junior College Athletics Association Division I Championship, Bonton had a game-high 30 points in the T-Birds’ loss to Cleveland State Community College.
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He was a driving force behind the T-Birds going 32-3, sharing the Region IX regular season title with Sheridan College and finishing No. 6 in the final NJCAA Top 25 rankings.
Bonton, who played one semester at Montana State before transferring to Casper College, will join a Washington State team that went 11-21 overall and 4-14 in Pac-12 play. The Cougars are coached by Kyle Smith, who was hired on March 27.
Bonton is the fourth member of the T-Birds to commit to a DI school, joining Broc Finstuen and James Hampshire (University of Pacific) and Zion Tordoff (Marist College). Keiron Goodwin committed to DII Winona State University.