Not unlike many of his peers, Ernie Kent is eager to see college basketball change for the better. But the Washington State coach is also among a small percentile of college basketball coaches with a platform significant enough to affect such reform.
Marvin Cannon, a 6-5 small forward from Barton Community College in Great Bend, Kansas, became the third JC player and fifth player overall to sign with coach Ernie Kent and the Cougars this offseason.
Jervae Robinson, a 6-2, 170-pound point guard who hails from Aurora, Colorado, who spent the last two seasons at Otero Junior College (La Junta, Colorado), signed a letter of intent with the Cougars on Thursday.
Inside the Cougar Football Complex, Ethridge was introduced Tuesday afternoon before a standing-room-only crowd of WSU administrators, coaches, athletic boosters, media members and Ethridge’s mother, who flew in from Texas to attend.
Seven years removed from playing his final game in the crimson and gray, Thompson still looks back fondly on his time at WSU and says a few of his best memories were forged in Pullman.
Northern Colorado’s Kamie Ethridge, one of the most decorated women’s basketball players in American history and a Division I coach for the past 27 years, was named Sunday to lead the struggling Washington State women’s program.
Ernie Kent took the first steps toward rebuilding his Washington State basketball roster on Wednesday, signing small forward Aljaz ‘Jaz’ Kunc out of Impact Basketball Academy and junior college transfer Isaiah Wade, a power forward who most recently played at Iowa Western Community College.
As March Madness comes to an end, I have retired from Washington State as the women’s basketball coach.
First things first: Bennie Seltzer didn’t stick around long enough to experience Loyola Chicago’s improbable run to the Final Four, but you won’t get him to confess to wishing he was with the Ramblers this weekend in San Antonio.
Kunc is a native of Slovenia and would become the first player born outside of the United States and Canada to sign with the Cougars under fourth-year coach Ernie Kent. A long and versatile wing, Kunc most recently played at Impact Basketball Academy in Las Vegas.
The mass exodus of Washington State men’s basketball players has spilled into Wednesday.
Ernie Kent’s Washington State basketball program will now march forward without both of its top scorers from the 2017-18 season.