WSU basketball recruit Greg Sequele won’t enroll
Basketball: Washington State lost one of its two big men from its 2011 recruiting class, the school said Thursday.
Greg Sequele, a 6-foot-8, 225-pound forward from Ribet Academy in Southern California, will not enroll this fall, according to the school.
A school spokesman said coach Ken Bone would not comment on Sequele’s situation, but did confirm Sequele failed to meet initial NCAA qualification requirements.
Sequele is expected to enroll in a junior college.
Without Sequele, WSU’s incoming class includes junior college transfer D.J. Shelton (a 6-10, 228-pound post) and freshman guard DeVonte Lacy (6-3, 202) along with walk-on guards Dominic Ballard (6-4, 195) and Chuks Iroegbu (6-3, 196).
WSU-GU start ESPN marathon
Basketball: The Washington State-Gonzaga University men’s game at McCarthey Athletic Center on Nov. 15 will tip off ESPN’s College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon.
The 9 p.m. game on ESPN will be the first of 19 games (17 men’s and two women’s) to be broadcast across ESPN, ESPN2, ESPNU and ESPN3.com.
Corey Prugh wins NW Open
Golf: Corey Prugh, an assistant professional at Manito Golf & Country Club, won the Northwest Open Invitational golf tournament earlier this week at Wine Valley Golf Club in Walla Walla.
Prugh put together rounds of 68-68-70 to finish with a 54-hole total of 10-under-par 206 on the 7,025-yard, par-72 layout for a five-stroke victory.
Prugh’s win was his second in a Pacific Northwest PGA major event this year, and netted him $7,000. He also won the Rosauers Open Invitational at Indian Canyon GC and earned $10,000.
Aggies looking for the exit
Football: Texas A&M took another step toward leaving the Big 12, formally telling the conference it was exploring all its options.
Less than a week after publicly expressing interest in joining the SEC, Texas A&M President R. Bowen Loftin said in a letter to the conference that it shouldn’t be considered notice that the Aggies have already decided to leave.