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WSU’s Thompson Considers NBA

Though no one is saying anything on the record, other than coach Ken Bone repeating this week he feels it’s 50-50 (Klay) Thompson and/or DeAngelo Casto will return, the consensus around the program is Thompson will announce sometime soon he will test the NBA draft waters. But, due to the uncertainty of the league’s labor situation – like the NFL, the NBA could be facing a lockout in the offseason – Thompson probably will not sign with an agent. That gives him between April 28 and the NCAA’s mandated May 8 deadline to workout with teams, judge his worth, evaluate the labor troubles and decide whether to stay or go/Vince Grippi, SR. More here. (SR file photo of Thompson, left, and Casto grabbing rebound against Northwestern)

Question: Should talented athletes like WSU's Klay Thompson and DeAngelo Thompson be required to play basketball until they're eligible to graduate from a college?

D.F. Oliveria
D.F. (Dave) Oliveria joined The Spokesman-Review in 1984. He currently is a columnist and compiles the Huckleberries Online blog and writes about North Idaho in his Huckleberries column.

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