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If Washington State's basketball team isn't able to improve on a 6-12 record in Pac-12 Conference play from last season, it probably won't be because the Cougars are repeatedly losing battles in the low post.
Three months after former Washington State guard Jaylen Shead accused Danny Kaspar of making racially insensitive comments to Shead and other members of Texas State’s basketball team, the Bobcats coach resigned from his post, the school announced Tuesday.
Jeff Pollard knew it was unlikely his opportunity to play basketball after college would come in the NBA, but the Washington State forward hoped to pursue a career in professional basketball nonetheless.
Kyle Smith won a handful of important recruiting battles this offseason, but the Washington State coach ultimately lost the one involving star forward CJ Elleby and the National Basketball Association.
There’s no certainty the NBA will hold its annual predraft combine this year due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, but if the annual event does occur, Washington State star CJ Elleby will have an opportunity to partake after accepting an invitation Tuesday.
Aron Baynes, the former Washington State big man and eighth-year NBA player, revealed Wednesday why he's stayed home in Arizona while his Phoenix Suns prepare to restart play in the Orlando, Florida, bubble.
Gonzaga’s Mark Few and Washington State’s Kyle Smith are among 35 coaches from various sports across the country joining an initiative to enhance job opportunities for minority candidates.
Phoenix Suns center Aron Baynes recently opened up on multiple social media platforms to join the wave of athletes who’ve penned letters, expressing their opinions about race relations, and sharing personal – oftentimes revealing – stories.
The regional foes will renew their series this season in a nonconference game at Spokane Arena, EWU coach Shantay Legans told Larry Weir in a Thursday edition of The Spokesman-Review’s Press Box podcast.
Late Thursday afternoon, more than one week after George Floyd died while in police custody in Minnesota, Shead shared the reasonining behind his transfer, citing disturbing racially-charged remarks – and other instances of racism – from coach Danny Kaspar while the point guard was playing for the Bobcats.
The four local underclassmen who’ve dipped their toes into the NBA draft could have up to 60 days to decide whether to forgo their college eligibility and turn professional or return to school next season.
It took nearly two years for Noah Williams to open up, but three days after a video of a white police officer in Minneapolis kneeling on the neck of an African American man, George Floyd, circulated throughout the internet, the Washington State guard felt the time was finally appropriate.
Marvin Cannon entered the NCAA transfer portal a year ago, browsing his options outside of Washington State until he ultimately returned to Pullman to play for first-year coach Kyle Smith.
Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert, Filip Petrusev and Joel Ayayi and Washington State’s CJ Elleby will get more time to decide whether to stay in the NBA draft or return to school.
Eastern Washington head coach Shantay Legans is No. 11, Gonzaga assistant Brian Michaelson is No. 12 and Washington State’s John Andrzejek is No. 39.
Since Nathan Rawlins-Kibonge committed to Kyle Smith and Washington State last summer, the 6-foot-7, 240-pound basketball prospect from Portland’s Jefferson High took up football and quickly established himself as one of the top defensive ends in the state, if not the country.
Daron Henson is leaving Washington State to play at his fourth school, but the sharpshooting forward isn’t going far. Approximately one month after dropping his name in the NCAA transfer portal, Henson has signed to play in the Western Athletic Conference at Seattle U, the Redhawks announced Tuesday.
Sunday night, an audience of 6.1 million viewers tuned into ESPN’s “The Last Dance” docuseries to learn more about stages one and three of Rodman’s polarizing NBA career. The player’s dicey relationship with Bulls legend Michael Jordan and Rodman’s exploits on and off the basketball court were spotlighted in the hourlong third episode of “The Last Dance.”
Because of the novel coronavirus, the pre-NBA draft process may not look the way it did last year for CJ Elleby, but Washington State’s top scorer and rebounder will go through it nonetheless while still preserving his college eligibility, the sophomore told Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.
The recent additions to Washington State’s men’s basketball roster suggest a trend: the Cougars are keen on getting much bigger, longer and more athletic under Kyle Smith, and recruiting players with versatile skill sets will be a big priority moving forward.