Stories tagged: WSU basketball
UPDATED: Fri., June 21, 2019, 9:29 p.m.
Robert Franks’ basketball career will continue in the professional ranks despite the ex-Washington State forward going unselected Thursday night at the 2019 NBA Draft.
Tue., June 18, 2019, 7:59 p.m.
Ali and Cannon, junior college transfers who were recruited by former coach Ernie Kent, both entered the transfer portal and seemed intent on finding a new place to play when …
UPDATED: Wed., May 29, 2019, 6:52 p.m.
Klay Thompson is a five-time NBA All-Star who has won three championships with Golden State, but whether he’ll come back to Pullman this winter with his fourth NBA ring will …
UPDATED: Tue., May 28, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
CJ Elleby got a small taste of the NBA, but the Washington State forward will wait at least one more year to pursue professional basketball full time.
UPDATED: Fri., May 17, 2019, 10:30 p.m.
A 6-foot-6 forward from JSerra Catholic in San Juan Capistrano, California, Rodman only had a few other Division I offers, from Cal State Fullerton, UC Riverside and Sacramento State, according …
UPDATED: Wed., May 15, 2019, 6:55 p.m.
Volodymyr Markovetskyy of Truskavets, Ukraine, signed a letter of intent with Washington State Wednesday, giving new coach Kyle Smith his sixth recruit in two weeks, since Colorado State graduate transfer …
UPDATED: Thu., May 9, 2019, 8:28 p.m.
Kuany, the three-star Australian big man who’d narrowed his list of finalists down to WSU, California and Nevada, made his highly-anticipated college commitment Thursday, choosing the Golden Bears over the …
Wed., May 8, 2019, 7:24 p.m.
Wednesday, the 6-foot-10 forward from Prolific Prep (Napa, California) indicated on Twitter the Cougars, Golden Bears and Wolf Pack wouldn’t have to wait much longer, though it’s unclear which way …
UPDATED: Wed., May 8, 2019, 8:35 p.m.
After signing Colorado State grad transfer Deion James last week and O’Dea High product Noah Williams on Tuesday, Smith inked Casper College (Wyo.) transfer Isaac Bonton Wednesday afternoon, WSU announced …
Tue., May 7, 2019, 9:51 p.m.
Washington State’s basketball team will escape the frosty Palouse for the sunny Caribbean in late November to take part in the 2019 Cayman Islands Classic, the school announced Tuesday.
Tue., May 7, 2019, 9:32 p.m.
Marvin Cannon enters transfer portal one month after stating commitment to Washington State, Kyle Smith
Cannon, a springy junior college transfer who held the second-best free throw percentage in the Pac-12 last season, has entered the NCAA transfer portal, The Spokesman-Review learned Tuesday through a …
Tue., May 7, 2019, 8:47 p.m.
Kyle Smith and his vision for the Washington State basketball program has apparently struck a chord with one of the top players from Seattle’s highly-regarded Metro League.
Tue., May 7, 2019, 7:29 p.m.
Chance Moore, a transfer forward who would’ve been eligible to play for the Cougars midway through the 2019-20 basketball season, is no longer with the program, a school spokesperson confirmed …
Mon., May 6, 2019, 1:24 p.m.
Washington State’s Robert Franks, CJ Elleby and Gonzaga’s Josh Perkins to participate in G League Camp
The Cougars’ Robert Franks and CJ Elleby, and the Bulldogs’ Josh Perkins, have chosen to attend the inaugural three-day scouting event at Quest Multisport, designed to give NBA hopefuls and …
UPDATED: Fri., May 3, 2019, 6:08 p.m.
New Washington State basketball coach Kyle Smith has flipped Australian point guard Ryan Rapp, two weeks after he signed a letter of intent with the University of San Francisco.
UPDATED: Thu., May 2, 2019, 5:40 p.m.
Isaac Bonton, a point guard from Wyoming’s Casper College who played briefly at Montana State in 2017-18, pledged to the Cougars on Twitter Thursday afternoon, giving Smith his second commit …
UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 6:56 p.m.
Washington State freshman forward CJ Elleby has hired an agent and plans to work out for a handful of NBA teams in the coming weeks while still preserving his college …
UPDATED: Tue., April 30, 2019, 8:21 p.m.
Colorado State graduate transfer forward Deion James becomes Kyle Smith’s first commit at Washington State
Kyle Smith’s first commitment as the Cougars’ new coach came when Deion James, a Colorado State graduate transfer forward, announced on Twitter Monday that he would be spending his final …
UPDATED: Thu., April 11, 2019, 8:44 p.m.
A Washington State signee who’d previously voiced his commitment to Kyle Smith and the new regime of Cougar basketball has surprisingly requested a release from his letter of intent.
UPDATED: Wed., April 10, 2019, 8:56 p.m.
The All-Great Northern League post was named to the Associated Press all-state honorable mention team after helping lead the Bantams to an 18-9 record and fourth-place finish at the State …
UPDATED: Tue., April 9, 2019, 7:52 p.m.
Jeff Pollard returns to Washington State after browsing transfer market: ‘I’m too much of a Coug to be anywhere else’
After mulling a transfer from Washington State, Jeff Pollard will return to the Cougars for his senior season, the forward announced on Twitter Tuesday afternoon.
Tue., April 9, 2019
Point guard Ahmed Ali and forward Isaiah Wade, both former junior college players who signed with WSU last season, have entered their named into the NCAA’s transfer portal, according to …
UPDATED: Sat., April 6, 2019, 6:29 p.m.
Klay Thompson will join Steve Puidokas as only other basketball player to have number retired at Washington State
Eight years later, it’s still the most popular jersey at Washington State home basketball games and before long, Klay Thompson’s No. 1 will be hanging in the rafters at Beasley …
UPDATED: Tue., April 2, 2019, 8:47 a.m.
Washington State formally introduced new basketball coach Kyle Smith in front of almost 100 school officials, fans and media members Monday afternoon in the Rankich Club Room at Martin Stadium.
UPDATED: Mon., April 1, 2019, 10:52 p.m.
With no less than five television cameras pointed at Marvin Cannon, and a few more voice recorders sprinkled in, the beads of sweat started forming on the Washington State sophomore’s …
UPDATED: Fri., March 29, 2019, 7:37 p.m.
CJ Elleby will declare for the NBA draft, but the Washington State freshman won’t hire an agent, leaving him the option to return for a sophomore season with the Cougars …
UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 7:48 p.m.
John Blanchette: Washington State’s hiring of Kyle Smith suggests determination more than desperation
If you look at the history – the raw numbers of history, at least – the easy conclusion to lunge at is that Washington State mixed some unconventional thinking in …
UPDATED: Wed., March 27, 2019, 9:41 p.m.
One day after initial reports surfaced linking Kyle Smith to Washington State’s vacant men’s basketball job, the two sides have agreed to a long-term contract to make Smith the Cougars’ …
UPDATED: Tue., March 26, 2019, 9:05 p.m.
Washington State and San Francisco’s Kyle Smith are finalizing a deal that would make Smith the Cougars’ next basketball coach, Jon Rothstein of CBS Sports reported Tuesday.
UPDATED: Thu., March 21, 2019, 5:41 p.m.
Robert Franks earned another postseason accolade Thursday, being named to the National Association of Basketball Coaches (NABC) Division I All-District 20 First Team.