Stories tagged: kyle smith
UPDATED: Wed., Dec. 4, 2019
Heart infection likely to keep Washington State’s Deion James off court for remainder of 2019-20 season
The Colorado State graduate transfer posted on his Twitter account Wednesday morning that he’s been diagnosed with a heart condition called myocarditis and will “miss 3-6 months of basketball.” Even …
UPDATED: Tue., Nov. 19, 2019
Kyle Smith has experience filling arenas, but Washington State coach faces daunting change in Pullman
WSU’s 2018-19 basketball season was the lowest-attended in 17 years. While Kyle Smith doesn’t have much of a sample size in 2019-20 after just two home games, against lowly Seattle …
UPDATED: Sun., Nov. 17, 2019
The Cougars won 72-61, but Shead, who’s started all three games at point guard, didn’t return to the floor and couldn’t put any pressure on his right leg as trainers …
UPDATED: Fri., Nov. 8, 2019
John Blanchette: Kyle Smith’s new-look Cougars send clear message to fans, foes in season-opening romp
Playing actual basketball at both ends. Guarding and everything. With a … what do they call those again? Oh, right. A plan.
UPDATED: Thu., Nov. 7, 2019
CJ Elleby scored a career-high 27 points on 12-of-18 shooting to lead Washington State to a season-opening 85-54 victory over Seattle at Beasley Coliseum on Thursday.
UPDATED: Wed., Nov. 6, 2019
The first 60 minutes of Washington State basketball practices may not be particularly compelling – either for those partaking or those dropping by to get a glimpse – but they’re …
Thu., Oct. 31, 2019
The first year of the Kyle Smith era at Washington State won’t be as telling as the second or third, but a program that averaged 11 wins per season under …
UPDATED: Fri., Oct. 25, 2019
Kyle Smith opened the week without a single commitment in the 2020 recruiting class, but the first-year Washington State coach will close it with at least two.
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 22, 2019
Efe Abodigi, a high-flying, rim-rocking big man from Australia who took the internet by storm two years ago, committed to Kyle Smith and the Cougars Tuesday afternoon, becoming the coach’s …
UPDATED: Tue., Oct. 8, 2019
If Washington State’s basketball program is going to take a step forward in year one under Kyle Smith, the Cougars will likely need another standout season from one of their …
UPDATED: Mon., Sept. 30, 2019
Klay Thompson jersey retirement at Washington State to coincide with Jan. 18 game versus Oregon State
Months ago, Washington State announced Klay Thompson would be the second player in program history to have his jersey retired by the school. Now, there’s a date set for when …
UPDATED: Fri., Sept. 27, 2019
Jaylen Shead, a graduate transfer point guard who last played at Texas State and spent his summer in the transfer portal, has resurfaced at Washington State.
UPDATED: Thu., Sept. 12, 2019
The Cougars, led by first-year coach Kyle Smith, will also appear on Pac-12 Networks 20 times over the course of the season – including 12 times in conference play.
UPDATED: Thu., Aug. 15, 2019
First-year Washington State basketball coach Kyle Smith moved quickly to fill the scholarship vacated by point guard Ahmed Ali.
UPDATED: Mon., Aug. 5, 2019
Ahmed Ali, a point guard on the Washington State men’s basketball team who entered the transfer portal before electing to stick it out with the Cougars, has left the program …
UPDATED: Tue., July 30, 2019
Craig Ehlo, the former Washington State hoops standout who played 14 seasons in the NBA and now resides in Spokane County, will return to Pullman in a broadcasting role this …
UPDATED: Thu., July 25, 2019
The nonconference basketball schedule that Washington State will play in 2019 won’t be particularly challenging on paper and should present first-year coach Kyle Smith with numerous chances to notch victories …
UPDATED: Fri., July 12, 2019
Who’s in? Who’s out? With Washington State’s 2019-20 basketball roster finalized, we take a look at all of the offseason transactions, dividing it up by the returners (6), newcomers (8), …
UPDATED: Wed., July 10, 2019
Analysis: An in-depth look at the pieces of Washington State’s now finalized 2019-20 basketball roster
After months of acquisitions, departures and transfer portal uncertainty, new Washington State coach Kyle Smith can rest easy having finalized the Cougars’ 2019-20 roster.
Tue., June 18, 2019
Ali and Cannon, junior college transfers who were recruited by former coach Ernie Kent, both entered the transfer portal and seemed intent on finding a new place to play when …
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019
Volodymyr Markovetskyy of Truskavets, Ukraine, signed a letter of intent with Washington State Wednesday, giving new coach Kyle Smith his sixth recruit in two weeks, since Colorado State graduate transfer …
UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019
Kuany, the three-star Australian big man who’d narrowed his list of finalists down to WSU, California and Nevada, made his highly-anticipated college commitment Thursday, choosing the Golden Bears over the …
Wed., May 8, 2019
Wednesday, the 6-foot-10 forward from Prolific Prep (Napa, California) indicated on Twitter the Cougars, Golden Bears and Wolf Pack wouldn’t have to wait much longer, though it’s unclear which way …
UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019
After signing Colorado State grad transfer Deion James last week and O’Dea High product Noah Williams on Tuesday, Smith inked Casper College (Wyo.) transfer Isaac Bonton Wednesday afternoon, WSU announced …
Tue., May 7, 2019
Washington State’s basketball team will escape the frosty Palouse for the sunny Caribbean in late November to take part in the 2019 Cayman Islands Classic, the school announced Tuesday.
Tue., May 7, 2019
Marvin Cannon enters transfer portal one month after stating commitment to Washington State, Kyle Smith
Cannon, a springy junior college transfer who held the second-best free throw percentage in the Pac-12 last season, has entered the NCAA transfer portal, The Spokesman-Review learned Tuesday through a …
Tue., May 7, 2019
Kyle Smith and his vision for the Washington State basketball program has apparently struck a chord with one of the top players from Seattle’s highly-regarded Metro League.
Tue., May 7, 2019
Chance Moore, a transfer forward who would’ve been eligible to play for the Cougars midway through the 2019-20 basketball season, is no longer with the program, a school spokesperson confirmed …
UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019
New Washington State basketball coach Kyle Smith has flipped Australian point guard Ryan Rapp, two weeks after he signed a letter of intent with the University of San Francisco.
UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019
Colorado State graduate transfer forward Deion James becomes Kyle Smith’s first commit at Washington State
Kyle Smith’s first commitment as the Cougars’ new coach came when Deion James, a Colorado State graduate transfer forward, announced on Twitter Monday that he would be spending his final …