John Tonje commits to Colorado State

LAS VEGAS - Colorado State men’s basketball head coach Niko Medved is preparing his squad for Wednesday’s opening round matchup with Boise State, but the recruiting trail never sleeps.

On Monday night, John Tonje, a senior out of Omaha Central High School (Nebraska), announced his allegiance to the Rams on Twitter. In 28 games this season, Tonje averaged 23.8 points per game in 29.3 minutes.

Tonje previously took an unofficial visit in February and according to Mike Sauter of the Omaha World-Herald, the senior guard/forward was able to develop a strong relationship with CSU assistant Ali Farokhmanesh. In the end, it was Tonje’s relationship with the staff that swayed to choose CSU over Nebraska-Omaha.

As it currently stands, Tonje would be CSU’s fifth commitment for the 2019 class. Dischon Thomas flipped his commitment from Nevada to CSU in February, while David Roddy, Isaiah Stevens and James Moors have already signed.

With J.D. Paige and Robbie Berwick being the only seniors on the current roster, Ram fans can anticipate more roster turnover for the 2019-20 season. Lorenzo Jenkins left the program in December and Deion James is expected to transfer out as well, but with Tonja’s commitment, CSU would need another open scholarship.