Former Eastern Washington University basketball player Tyler Harvey is one of 62 players to receive an invitation to the NBA draft combine, which will take place May 12-17 in Chicago.
Harvey declared for the draft following his impressive junior season, one which garnered honorable mention All-America honors by the Associated Press. He led all NCAA Division I players with a 23.1 per game scoring average and set Big Sky Conference and EWU single-season records for most 3-pointers made (128).
A May 7 mock draft published by bleacherreport.com listed Harvey as a late first-round pick.
The NBA draft is June 25 and will be broadcast live by ESPN.
Former Eastern Washington safety Tevin McDonald signed a free-agent contract with the Oakland Raiders and was a participant at the team’s rookie camp, which began on Friday.
McDonald was not selected during last weekend’s NFL draft after earning first-team All-Big Sky honors last season. He had 78 tackles and three interceptions and was named EWU’s defensive player of the year.
McDonald, whose brother, T.J., is a safety for the St. Louis Rams, will join former EWU player Taiwan Jones in Oakland.
Washington State freshman Alivia Brown shot a 6-over 77 during the second round and is tied for 11th place at the NCAA St. George Regional on the Entrada Golf Course at Snow Canyon Country Club in St. George, Utah.
Brown was 6 over on the front nine and even on the back. She shot a 71 during Thursday’s first round. The tournament concludes today.
• Sixth-ranked Washington shot 7-under 281 and is in third place after the second round of the NCAA San Antonio Regional in San Antonio, Texas.
Huskies’ sophomore Eimi Koga led the way with a 5-under 67. She is tied for fourth individually at 6 under.
Gonzaga shot a 300 in the second round and is in 16th place. The Bulldogs’ Alice Kim followed up her first-round 70 with a second-round 73 and is tied for 19th at 1-under 143.
The tournament concludes today.
• Idaho’s Leilanie Kim shot a 1-over 73 in the second round and is tied for 23rd at the NCAA South Bend Regional at Warren Golf Course in Notre Dame, Indiana.
Louis Mejia hit a seventh-inning grand slam and Pacific (12-33, 9-13) beat Gonzaga 8-4 in the opener of a three-game West Coast Conference series in Spokane.
Jeffrey Bohling homered and drove in three runs for the Bulldogs (21-24, 10-12).
Tonight’s game starts at 6:05.
• Oregon (28-21, 10-12) scored five runs in the top of the 10th and beat Washington State (25-22, 8-14) 8-3 in a Pac-12 Conference game in Pullman.
The Ducks’ Kyle Kasser and Jakob Goldfarb had run-scoring singles in the rally. Three of the five runs were charged to Cougars’ reliever Scotty Sunitsch, who took the loss.
The second game of the three-game series is tonight at 7.
• Riley Moore went 4 for 4 and drove in three runs and Arizona (28-18, 12-13) clipped Washington (24-22, 8-16) 8-6 in the opener of a three-game Pac-12 Conference series in Tucson, Arizona.
Community Colleges of Spokane (41-4, 27-1) swept Yakima Valley (3-40, 2-24) in a Northwest Conference doubleheader at Spokane Falls Community College.
Lindsie Scholwinski was dominant as usual in the Sasquatch’s 10-1 opening-game win. The left-hander pitched all six innings, giving up a run on three hits while striking out eight.
In the nightcap, CCS scored five times in the seventh and won 9-2. Sydnie Malloy had three hits, including two doubles.
• Julia DePonte hit a two-run homer in the top of the ninth and No. 20 Washington (40-15, 11-11) topped No. 22 Utah (34-17, 12-11) 7-5 in the second game of a three-game Pac-12 Conference series in Salt Lake City.
Track and field
Whitworth senior Chase Wright took second place in the men’s javelin at the Ken Shannon Invitational in Seattle at 185 feet.
The Pirates’ Kolton Carlson was third in the men’s hammer throw (164-6) and Kerry Wright was third in the women’s javelin (139-8).
The meet continues today.
Whitworth claimed its eighth consecutive Northwest Conference McIlroy-Lewis All-Sports trophy for the 2014-15 sports seasons.
The Pirates earned seven NWC team titles and finished 50 points ahead of runner-up Puget Sound for the trophy. Whitworth’s team titles included volleyball (tie), men’s soccer, men’s basketball, softball, men’s golf, women’s track and field and men’s track and field.
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