Posted: 12:00 pm Wednesday, April 25th, 2012

Former Royal Palm Beach hoops star Jon Octeus to sign with Colorado State 

By Jeff Greer

Jon Octeus left Royal Palm Beach as a good, but not great, basketball player.

The 6-foot-4 guard originally signed with Garden City (Kan.) Community College after the 2009-10 high school season, but he ended up at Wabash Valley College, another junior college, in Mt. Carmel, Ill. He worked his way to a Division I scholarship. Octeus will sign with Colorado State on Friday, his former high school coach Drew Quinn said.

Octeus averaged 12.3 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists as a freshman at Wabash Valley. He shot 41 percent from the field. He visited Eastern Kentucky, Indiana State, Missouri State and Youngstown State before choosing Colorado State, which reached the NCAA Tournament this past March.