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Casper College Mens Basketball

Casper College's Isaac Bonton drives through Gillette College's Jeremy Roberson (12) and Dreshawn Allen during their game Feb. 6 at Swede Erickson Thunderbird Gym.

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.

Casper College's Bonton earns 2nd-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.

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, Likayi lead Casper College charge to national tournament

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.

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Jack Nowlin returned to the Star-Tribune in 2007 after eight years covering Michigan State University athletics. A Wyoming native, and a graduate of Jeffrey City High School and the University of Wyoming, Jack serves as the Star-Tribune’s sports editor.

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