More than a year ago, Andrej Jakimovski was the top scorer and third-leading rebounder while representing his country, North Macedonia, at the 2019 FIBA U-18 European Championship B in Oradea, Romania.
Washington State fans and recruiting enthusiasts were waiting on pins and needles for a basketball recruit Wednesday afternoon. They got the good news they hoped for, just not from the player they were expecting.
Phoenix Suns center Aron Baynes recently opened up on multiple social media platforms to join the wave of athletes who’ve penned letters, expressing their opinions about race relations, and sharing personal – oftentimes revealing – stories.
The regional foes will renew their series this season in a nonconference game at Spokane Arena, EWU coach Shantay Legans told Larry Weir in a Thursday edition of The Spokesman-Review’s Press Box podcast.
Late Thursday afternoon, more than one week after George Floyd died while in police custody in Minnesota, Shead shared the reasonining behind his transfer, citing disturbing racially-charged remarks – and other instances of racism – from coach Danny Kaspar while the point guard was playing for the Bobcats.
It took nearly two years for Noah Williams to open up, but three days after a video of a white police officer in Minneapolis kneeling on the neck of an African American man, George Floyd, circulated throughout the internet, the Washington State guard felt the time was finally appropriate.
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.