Royce Woolridge Transferring to WSU

Just when you thought you could sleep at night, no longer worrying about basketball scholarship numbers, Ken Bone and company go and land another player.

Former Kansas Jayhawk guard Royce Woolridge announced Friday he will be bringing his talents to Pullman, Wash. Doug Haller of the Arizona Republic has the story, including Woolridge's reasoning for picking WSU over Pepperdine and others.

"I chose Washington State because I loved the staff and the players there,'' Woolridge said. "It was like a family atmosphere, and I really liked  Pullman. The coaching staff has done a good job, and I think they're getting better as a (program.)

The 6-foot-2 Woolridge was a prolific scorer in high school, averaging 30.2 points per game as a senior. He is also the son of former NBA player Orlando Woolridge, which will most likely be mentioned six billion times by announcers.

Woolridge will have to sit out next season due to NCAA requirements, but will have three years of eligibility beginning with the 2012-13 season. 

As far as scholarship math goes, that much is yet to be known, although is it not uncommon for transfers to not be on scholarship during the season they sit out.

Below are a couple of YouTube highlights from Woolridge's senior season.

Royce Woolridge put back dunk (via ishoot3s)

Royce Woolridge Senior season Highlights (via ishoot3s)


 


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