Report: Washington State picks up commitment from versatile French guard in 2022 class
Washington State added one more piece to its 2022 class on Sunday.
According to ESPN’s Jonathan Givony, the Cougars have received a commitment from 6-foot-6 French guard Kymany Houinsou. He’s the second French native in the class for coach Kyle Smith, joining Mael Crespin.
Kymany Houinsou, 6'6 French guard with significant international experience, has committed to Washington State in the class of 2022, a source told ESPN. Houinsou averaged 10 points, 6 assists, 4 rebounds, 1 block and 1 steal per game at this year's FIBA U18 European Championship.
— Jonathan Givony (@DraftExpress) August 21, 2022
With his size and production, Houinsou packs a pretty interesting punch for Smith to work into his rotation. Though he’s still young — only 18, according to Givony — he’s got experience at the FIBA level and senior experience with ASVEL in the top flight of French basketball. He played seven games with ASVEL.
Here’s what Givony had to say about his game:
“Houinsou can play anywhere from 1-3 and even slide up and guard power forwards in a pinch thanks to his tremendous frame and length. He’s an excellent defender who should be able to play a significant role for Washington State despite only being 18.”
Houinsou’s commitment gives the Cougars five from the high school ranks in the 2022 cycle. You can see some of his highlights below: