Tricia Lamb, who helped lead St. John/Endicott to an undefeated season and the State B basketball championship last March, has orally committed to Washington State.
“My family can watch me play,” the 5-foot-10 guard said. “That had a lot to do with it.”
Lamb, who averaged 17-1/2 points a game for the Eagles last year, selected the Cougars over Pepperdine, Portland and Idaho.
“Playing in the Pac-10, that was one of the main reasons,” she said. “It’s a great league. It will be a great challenge to play in the Pac-10. I really like the coaches and the girls. I loved it.”
SJE was 32-0 last year. In her sophomore year, the Eagles finished fourth at state with Lamb averaging 18 points.
Lamb has twice been on The Spokesman-Review’s all-area team and also earned All-State honors.
The official early signing period begins next Wednesday.
The court case involving the eligibility of Lewis and Clark football player Joe Ireland was vacated in Superior Court.
The Greater Spokane League ruled Ireland ineligible after he transferred from Gonzaga Prep last fall. If a transfer isn’t approved, the player cannot play varsity sports for one year.
Ireland has played the whole season with the Indians under a court injunction. The anniversary of his transfer was Wednesday, meaning he was eligible without court intervention, and the suit was dropped.