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I have been granted my release from Washington State University. Best of luck to coach kent & the team!— Tramaine Isabell (@oTrillMaine) May 14, 2014
Tramaine Isabell has been granted a release from his National Letter of Intent and will not enroll at Washington State, the school confirmed on Wednesday. The point guard was considered in recruiting circles to be the jewel of WSU's 2014 class and was expected to contribute next season.
Isabel was the only remaining signee to original sign under former coach Ken Bone. The class now consists of three players, forward Aaron Cheatum and guards Ny Redding and Jackie Davis.
“We wish Tramaine the very best,” Kent said in a press release. “The future of Cougar basketball is bright. I like the group of young men we have in place now, as well as what we will add in the near future with our available scholarships.”
WSU still has two scholarships available in the class of 2014.
From Pullman — While the excitement of a new basketball coach had Washington State students in a tizzy this afternoon, it's been a bitter few weeks for WSU signee Tramaine Isabell. The point guard out of Garfield high school in Seattle committed to coach Ken Bone originally and signed a National Letter of Intent in the fall.
More after the jump.
From Pullman — Rejoice, anti-Bone blog commenters. Your long-awaited day is at an end. Washington State athletic director Bill Moos fired basketball coach Ken Bone earlier this morning in the fifth-year of his seven-year contract. No word yet on who his replacement may be, but here is our story on the firing, Bone thoughts on his tenure and a look at who could be next.
Before he left Bone and I spoke in-depth about next year's roster and what he expects to see from certain players. His thoughts are after the jump.
From Somewhere High Above the West Coast — Yesterday, we reported that Tramaine Isabell had signed a letter of intent to join the Washington State University basketball program, and today it became official when the Cougars received the fax with the letter. “We're very excited about the addition of Tramaine to our program here at Washington State,” coach Ken Bone said. “He's a gifted and versatile player with the ball in his hands, and yet he's also very capable of scoring at the guard spot.”
Here's WSU's press release on the signing.
From Pullman — Tramaine Isabell of Seattle's Garfield high school reportedly signed a letter of intent to play for Washington State on Thursday — the second day of the November signing period — although the school has not yet received the letter as of Thursday night. Isabell is the only known class of 2014 player to have committed to the Cougars.
Decked out in WSU gear, Isabell signed the letter during a press conference at the Rotary Boys and Girls Club. The point guard cited WSU’s loyalty throughout the recruiting process as a primary reason he signed with the Cougars.
“I had looks from various places – all the way from Providence on the east coast, Creighton. For whatever reason, not too many offers actually stuck,” Isabell told reporters. “Most (were) questioning my attitude and stuff like that. The fact that WSU was the first big (Division-I) team to offer me, talking to the coaches, they kind of believed in me, didn’t seem to really believe in whatever the general thought or perception of me. That’s why I committed so fast.”
Isabell was originally slated to attend prep school next year, and then enroll at WSU as a member of the Cougars' 2015 recruiting class. Those plans have changed, however, and Isabell will be eligible to play next season.
“I think it’s a perfect fit. Usually their point guard facilitates a lot and has the ball in their hands, which is his strong suit. He makes plays,” said Darryl Hennings who coaches Isabell’s Rotary Select AAU team. “They give their guys just enough freedom to utilize their natural abilities and stay inside of what their system is. So I think it will be perfect for him.”
The 6-foot-1 guard also noted that uncertainty surrounding the future of coach Ken Bone at WSU did not concern him, and that the departure of point guard Danny Lawhorn from the Cougars played a role in his decision to forego prep school.
Washington State's basketball team is planning for the future, as Scout.com reported Monday that Tramaine Isabell, a 6-foot-1 point-guard prospect from Tacoma, has given a verbal commitment to join WSU's 2015 recruiting class.
Isabell will be a senior at Lakeside High School this year, but plans to play for a prep school the following season before joining the Cougars.
Here's Isabell's bio over at Scout.com. Below are some highlights.
Isabell is, of course, WSU's first known commitment for the class of 2015.