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New Eastern Washington University basketball head coach Shantay Legans answers questions from the media after the Eagles’ third day of practice on Thursday. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Thu., Oct. 5, 2017, 5:55 p.m.

Changes abound for new season of Eastern Washington men’s basketball

The youth movement is under way at Reese Court. It began last winter when Eastern Washington hired longtime assistant Shantay Legans and carried over into the energy of Thursday’s practice. “We’re feeding off him,” Eagles forward Bogdan Bliznyuk said. “Everyone ...

Eastern Washington University assistant basketball coach Nick Booker talks zone defense with the players on the third day of practice for the Eagles. Thursday, Oct. 5, 2017, at Reese Court in Cheney, Wash.Dan Pelle/THE SPOKESMAN-REVIEW (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

Thu., Oct. 5, 2017

EWU basketball first practice

Save the date: Nov. 10 at Reese Court. That’s when Eastern Washington opens the season against Walla Walla University.

Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 8:43 p.m.

Report: Big Sky basketball tournaments moving to Boise

According to multiple reports, the Big Sky Conference will move its men’s and women’s basketball tournaments from Reno, Nevada to Boise starting after the 2018-19 season. The Big Sky issued a press release on Tuesday advising it would announce the ...

EWU women’s basketball coach Wendy Schuller on the Eagles’ schedule this season: “...I think we have a challenging schedule and it starts with a difficult nonconference schedule.” (File / SR)

Tue., Sept. 12, 2017, 7:34 p.m.

Eastern Washington women will host 14 basketball games this season

The Eastern Washington women’s basketball team will host 14 games as part of a 30-game schedule, coach Wendy Schuller announced Tuesday. The Eagles play one lone exhibition on Reese Court against NAIA member The Master’s University on Nov. 5. The ...

Steven Beo, who was a prolific scorer at Richland High, is transferring from BYU to Eastern Washington. (Aaron Cornia / Courtesy BYU athletics)

Fri., July 7, 2017, 9:20 p.m.

Eastern Washington lands hoops transfer Steven Beo out of BYU

New Eastern Washington men’s basketball coach Shantay Legans landed his second transfer of the summer on Friday. And this one is an in-state commodity. Former Richland High star Steven Beo, who appeared in 31 games for BYU last season, confirmed ...

In the men’s over-6-foot elite championship game, Kelly Golob of Roots Academy heads to the basket as Mike Hart of LeeHayes defends on Nike Court during Hoopfest Sunday, June 25, 2017. (Colin Mulvany / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Sun., June 25, 2017, 10:44 p.m.

LeeHayes, Charlies Gold, YYC Canada, BAMM win elite titles at Hoopfest

Parker Kelly can check off another notable accomplishment in his basketball career – a Hoopfest title. Kelly scored 11 points, leading his team, LeeHayes, to a 20-15 win over Roots Academy in the 6-foot-and-over final on Sunday at Nike Center ...

Former Eastern Washington star Jacob Wiley has agreed to terms on a contract with the Brooklyn Nets. (Dan Pelle / The Spokesman-Review)

UPDATED: Fri., June 23, 2017, 5:37 p.m.

Eastern Washington star Jacob Wiley agrees to sign with Brooklyn Nets

He didn’t get drafted, but Jacob Wiley’s trip to New York this week turned out just fine. Even better, his agent believes. On Friday, the former Eastern Washington All-American agreed to terms on partially guaranteed contract with the Brooklyn Nets, ...

Bobby Suarez, left, celebrates with Florida Gulf Coast players during an NCAA Tournament win in 2013. (Daily Journal)

UPDATED: Tue., June 20, 2017, 5:40 p.m.

Hire of Bobby Suarez completes Eastern Washington basketball staff

Eastern Washington’s basketball staff is complete with the hiring of assistant Bobby Suarez, coach Shantay Legans announced Tuesday. “I just can’t say enough about these guys – it’s a young staff and they work really hard,” said Legans, a longtime ...

Eight years after earning his degree, former Eastern Washington basketball player Adris DeLeon will walk in Saturday’s commencement. (University of Montana)

UPDATED: Fri., June 16, 2017, 5:55 p.m.

Former EWU star Adris DeLeon returns to Cheney for graduation

Before he became a streetball hero and an all-star on three continents, Adris DeLeon was an Eastern Washington Eagle. That still means a lot – enough to bring DeLeon 4,000 miles back to Cheney to walk in Saturday’s graduation ceremonies. ...



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