Wed., May 13, 2020
Gonzaga’s Corey Kispert, Filip Petrusev and Joel Ayayi and Washington State’s CJ Elleby will get more time to decide whether to stay in the NBA draft or return to school.
Marvin Cannon entered the NCAA transfer portal a year ago, browsing his options outside of Washington State until he ultimately returned to Pullman to play for first-year coach Kyle Smith.
Daron Henson is leaving Washington State to play at his fourth school, but the sharpshooting forward isn’t going far. Approximately one month after dropping his name in the NCAA transfer portal, Henson has signed to play in the Western Athletic Conference at Seattle U, the Redhawks announced Tuesday.
Sunday night, an audience of 6.1 million viewers tuned into ESPN’s “The Last Dance” docuseries to learn more about stages one and three of Rodman’s polarizing NBA career. The player’s dicey relationship with Bulls legend Michael Jordan and Rodman’s exploits on and off the basketball court were spotlighted in the hourlong third episode of “The Last Dance.”
Because of the novel coronavirus, the pre-NBA draft process may not look the way it did last year for CJ Elleby, but Washington State’s top scorer and rebounder will go through it nonetheless while still preserving his college eligibility, the sophomore told Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports.
The recent additions to Washington State’s men’s basketball roster suggest a trend: the Cougars are keen on getting much bigger, longer and more athletic under Kyle Smith, and recruiting players with versatile skill sets will be a big priority moving forward.
The coronavirus pandemic may be shaping how college basketball coaches are doing business these days, but the business itself is not too much different than usual.
Daron Henson, a sharpshooter who played only spot minutes for Washington State in Kyle Smith’s first season, will apparently explore his options to play elsewhere next season.
The St. Patrick-St. Vincent big man committed to the Cougars on Saturday, making him the ninth-rated recruit in school history, per 247Sports. He’s set to become the first four-star center to sign at WSU and the first four-star prospect to join the Cougars since Que Johnson.
Smith will be joined by Spokesman-Review beat writer Theo Lawson at 11 a.m.
Coming off Washington State’s best season since 2011-12, Kyle Smith has added one of the top-rated prospects in program history to an already robust 2020 recruiting class.
The Cougars have been in contact with a handful of potential transfers. Below, we break down four who’ve reportedly shown interest in WSU and tell why they’d be a good match.
Before the season started, Kyle Smith and the data-infatuated assistants on his Washington State coaching staff tried to handicap where the Cougars would land on Ken Pomeroy’s rankings map when 2019-20 campaign finished.