Richard Peters won't play for WSU this season


FROM PULLMAN -- Ken Bone confirmed today that center Richard Peters, who signed as part of WSU's 2012 recruiting class, will not make it into school. Read on.


Peters' eligiblity had been a question mark from the day he signed, and it was obvious the Cougars were prepared for this, as they signed transfer centers Jordan Railey and James Hunter in recent weeks.

Bone said Peters, a 6-foot-11 center from Toronto, will pursue a junior college, though he could still wind up at WSU in the future.

"We’re staying in touch with him," Bone said. "We communicate with him frequently. Unfortunately we knew it wasn’t a slam dunk for him to get in when we signed him, but it’s definitely allowed us to build a relationship with him the last year when he signed with us in the fall. We think he can be a good player at this level."

That puts the Cougars at 13 scholarship players for next season. There are still questions about the eligiblity of 6-foot-5 guard Demarquise Johnson, who is still seeking a qualifying SAT score.

WSU's incoming signees include Johnson, Hunter, Railey, and forwards Richard Longrus (Oakland) and Brett Boese (Spokane).

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple

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