Washington State point guard Donminic Ellison made a surprise appearance here late Friday night and is expected to play in today’s 1 p.m. Pacific-10 Conference men’s basketball against Arizona State at University Activity Center.
Ellison, who is averaging 10.9 points and 7.0 assists per game, did not accompany the team to Tucson, Ariz., on Wednesday and did not play in Thursday night’s 84-76 loss to Arizona. Ellison had what Cougar coach Kevin Eastman described as a severe case of chicken pox.
However, the 5-foot-10 sophomore flew into Phoenix to rejoin the team late Friday after team physician Lloyd Perino declared him fit to play.
Ellison practiced for almost 90 minutes Saturday, but Eastman still listed him as “questionable” for today’s game.
“I’d certainly like to get him in a few minutes each half,” Eastman said.
Perino, according to trainer Dan Ruiz, said Ellison’s chicken pox “had scabbed over and his fatigue level started to dissipate.”
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