WSU's Thompson reinstated


Just got done talking with Washington State coach Ken Bone and Klay Thompson's suspension lasted one game. The junior was reinstated Monday after practice and will start Thursday night against Washington. Read on for more.


• I put together the following short story for tomorrow's paper. But the big news is Thompson will play. ... Also, Reggie Moore practiced Monday, though he was still limited by his right ankle sprain. Whether he'll be ready to go by Thursday is still up in the air. ... Here's the Thompson story ...


PULLMAN – Washington State coach Ken Bone lifted Klay Thompson's suspension Monday, saying the Cougar scoring leader will start Thursday's Pac-10 Conference tournament opener against Washington.

Thompson was suspended Friday after receiving a misdemeanor marijuana possession citation the night before. The junior, who leads the conference in scoring at 21.4 points per game, missed the Cougars' final Pac-10 regular season game Saturday, a 58-54 overtime loss to visiting UCLA.

Point guard Reggie Moore, who sprained his right ankle in a win over USC last Thursday, practiced on a limited basis Monday. His status for Thursday has yet to be determined.


• That's it for now. We'll be back later. Until then ...

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