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There aren't a whole lot of links out there today, WSU or otherwise. But we recap yesterday's proceedings nevertheless. Keep reading.
FROM SPOKANE — Only one spring practice remains before WSU heads into the next phase of its offseason. For now, we look back at yesterday's spring game with the following links.
FROM SPOKANE — This post is brought to you by a Starbucks in Shadle Park, where we've sought refuge after the gates of Joe Albi Stadium were apprently on the verge of closing. Keep reading for more notes and such from another riveting spring game, which the Gray team won, 22-21.
FROM SPOKANE — It's that time again. Time for WSU's spring game. We're here in Spokane to cover it, and have links after the jump.
WSU defensive lineman Xavier Cooper is up next in our Five Questions segment.
FROM PULLMAN — There have been a few minor changes made to the WSU spring game teams we posted last night. Here are the official rosters.
FROM PULLMAN — Decided to write about Washington State's holder position yesterday. Yeah, spring must be close to over. Keep reading.
FROM PULLMAN — The biggest news from Washington State's practice today may be that the Cougars have split up their roster in preparation for Saturday's Crimson and Gray game. Read on for who's playing with who.
FROM PULLMAN — Practice No. 13 commences this afternoon for Washington State, but basketball news dominated the headlines yesterday. Well, our headlines, anyway. Continue reading.
WSU linebacker Eric Oertel is next up in our Five Questions segment.
UPDATE: Here's an updated story we filed with quotes from Ken Bone.
FROM PULLMAN — The addition of Washington State’s new point guard is official.
Danny Lawhorn, a 5-foot-10 transfer from San Jacinto (Junior) College in Pasadena, Texas, signed a National Letter of Intent on Wednesday to play basketball at WSU.
Lawhorn figures to compete immediately for the Cougars’ starting point guard job. He led the NJCAA in assists per game with 9.5 two seasons ago, and finished second in the nation last season with 8.43 per game.
His signing is also the result of the national junior-college connections possessed by assistant coach Ray Lopes, who joined WSU’s staff last summer and was instrumental in helping the Cougars connect with Lawhorn.
After watching him play, WSU coach Ken Bone liked what he saw.
“What I really, really liked was the fact that not only was he a good passer, but he’s got a real desire to hook guys up with passes,” Bone said via telephone from Portland. “That, along with his quickness and his ball handling – I think he could contribute to our program right away.”
Lawhorn fills WSU’s 13th and last available scholarship after former signee Tanner Lancona and WSU reached a “mutual agreement” last week that Lancona will not be coming to Pullman.
Bone said “it’s a possibility” that WSU could sign another player before the late signing period ends.
Bone isn’t ready to declare Lawhorn a likely starter for the Cougars, because another incoming player, freshman Ikenne Iroegbu, could also compete for that spot. And Royce Woolridge, who will be a junior, could still play at the 1, too.
“What I do like is we’re not as limited as we were last year, going into next year,” Bone said. “I think we’re pretty well covered at that position. I think Danny will be right in the mix.”
Lawhorn, who will be a junior, attended Hartford Public High School in Connecticut before transferring to South Kent School.
After Lawhorn finished the 2009-10 season at South Kent – and after reportedly committing to and decommitting from Boston College in 2009 and Fordham in 2010 – he spent time at the Robinson School in New Jersey before heading to San Jacinto for the 2011-12 season.
He was named second-team all-conference last season and helped lead San Jacinto to a 24-6 record. Scout.com reported that Lawhorn also had offers from Georgia and Kansas State, among others.
Here's the full release from WSU:
PULLMAN, Wash. – Danny Lawhorn (Hartford, Conn./ San Jacinto College-Texas) has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Washington State University men’s basketball team beginning with the 2013-14 season, head coach Ken Bone announced Wednesday.
“Danny comes from a very successful program and we look forward to him being an integral part of our program next year,” Bone said. “I love his quickness and his ball handling. Maybe his best attributes, though, are his unselfishness and passing ability, which made him one of the top assist leaders nationwide the past two seasons.”
Lawhorn (5-foot-10, Guard) played two seasons at San Jacinto College in Pasadena, Texas. As a sophomore in 2012-13, Lawhorn appeared in 30 games for the Coyotes, averaging 9.9 points and 8.43 assists in 33.3 minutes per game, ranking second in the NJCAA. Lawhorn helped lead San Jacinto College to a 24-6 overall mark and 14-5 record in Region XIV play, as the Coyotes advanced to the semifinals of the Region XIV tournament. At the conclusion of the season, Lawhorn was named third team all-Region and second team all-conference, as well as to the Region XIV all-tournament team.
As a freshman at San Jacinto College, Lawhorn averaged 9.2 points and 9.5 assists per game in 30 contests for the 23-7 Coyotes, leading the nation in assists. He earned second team all-Region and second team all-conference honors.
For his career, Lawhorn averaged 9.6 points and 9.0 assists per game while playing in 60 contests. His 538 total career assists rank him second all-time at San Jacinto College. Prior to attending San Jacinto College, Lawhorn attended Hartford Public High School and South Kent School, both in Connecticut, where he graduated in 2010.
Lawhorn joins an incoming class that includes incoming freshmen Josh Hawkinson (6-9, 220, PF, Shoreline, Wash./Shorewood HS) and Ikenna ‘Ike’ Iroegbu (6-2, 190, G, Elk Grove, Calif./Oak Hill Academy).
FROM PULLMAN — The headline refers to spring practice sessions remaining for Washington State, though there are really only two, if you exclude the spring game. Keep reading for links.
FROM PULLMAN — The Cougars went with just shoulder pads and helmets today (and jerseys and shorts and shoes, too, for those of you scoring at home), but they also brought out some officials and ran through a fairly competive team session. You can read about it after the jump.
FROM PULLMAN — WSU continues spring practice later today, taking the field for the 12th, and second-to-last time before Saturday's spring game. We have a few links after the jump.
FROM PULLMAN — As we grind toward the end of spring, the links in this space will be at a premium. Soon enough, we'll taper down the blog activity as spring turns to summer. For now, we have a few items to pass along.
FROM PULLMAN — Plenty to catch you up on after yesterday's scrimmage for Washington State, so keep reading if you're in the mood to keep reading.
FROM PULLMAN — The wind and hail didn't stop Washington State from scrimmaging on Saturday. But it did keep the Cougars from executing as well as they could have. Offensively, at least. Keep reading.
FROM PULLMAN — Practice No. 11 for WSU will be a scrimmage (10 a.m.), with an open house in the club level of Martin Stadium for anyone who wants to stop by. We have links after the jump.
WSU receiver Gabe Marks is next in our Five Questions segment.