Colorado State landed a commitment from a shooting guard on Monday as Kansas native and 6-foot-2 guard Anthony Bonner pledged to the Rams and head coach Larry Eustachy. The commitment was first reported by Matt L. Stephens of The Coloradoan.
Bonner is regarded as a three-star prospect by Rivals.com and averaged 16.1 points and 3.8 rebounds per game at Lawrence High School in his junior year as he shot 49 percent from the field and 42 percent from long range.
“What I liked most about CSU was the people. The campus setting was great, so was Old Town, but they all seemed like genuinely good people who wanted to be around me and I want to be around them,” Bonner said to The Coloradoan. “The opportunity I’ll have as a freshman to show my skills and hopefully get in the rotation early is great.
Colorado State is now on the board in 2015, as Bonner is the program’s first commitment for the class and they have two more scholarships to fill.
Monmouth used a 17-2 run in the final minutes to beat Rider on Friday night, a win that will keep the Hawks within striking distance of the kind of an at-large bid to the NCAA tournament should they fall in the MAAC tourney.
The run was capped by star point guard Justin Robinson, who buried this three with three seconds left to put Monmouth up for good, 79-78:
Allonzo Trier scored 15 of his 18 points in the second half and Parker Jackson-Cartwright scored 16 points in his second career start as No. 17 Arizona knocked off UCLA, 81-75, in Tucson on Friday night.
UCLA was up by as much as 11 points in the first half and took a ten point lead into half time, but in the second half, the Bruins were eventually done in by foul trouble and the stronger front line of the Wildcats.
Ryan Anderson and Kaleb Tarczewski were dominant down the stretch. The duo combined to score 12 of the last 23 point for the Wildcats, including the bucket that put the Wildcats ahead for the first time since early in the first half. Off of a missed free throw, UCLA’s Thomas Welsh battled with Tarczewski for the rebound, but when Welsh finally seemed to gain control of the loose ball, Anderson knocked it out of his hands and bullied through Jonah Bolden for a layup.
All told, those two combined for 20 points and 27 boards, seven of which were offensive. They also managed to foul out both Welsh and Tony Parker, although some of the calls that went against UCLA down the stretch were questionable.
The win keeps Arizona within a game of first place Oregon in the Pac-12 standings and tied for second with No. 23 USC, who will be visiting the McKale Center on Sunday night.