Hot Cougar Action: Ken Bone lands a commit

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Ikenna Iroegbu verbally committed to WSU on Monday

It's not often we talk basketball during the month of October, but Ken Bone landing his first verbal commitment of the 2013 class will change that.

On Monday, Ikenna Iroegbu, the younger brother of former WSU walk-on Chuks Iroegbu, took to Twitter to announce his verbal commitment to WSU.

Iroegbu is rated as a 4-star recruit and the No. 100 player overall in the class of 2013 by Rivals.com. Here is what Jeff Borzello of CBS Sports has to say about Iroegbu:

Iroegbu, a 6-foot-1 native of California who plays at Oak Hill Academy (Va.), is extremely quick and has the ability to get into the lane against most defenders. He loves to push the ball in transition and is extremely tough to slow down when attacking the basket with momentum. Moreover, Iroegbu has improved his outside shot and is very difficult to guard when his shot is falling.

He is Washington State's first commitment in the class of 2013. Virginia Tech was also involved with Iroegbu before he committed.

At the very least, Curtis Allen is excited about it.

You can find some of Iroegbu's highlights right here and right here.

Football

Leach says WSU improved in defeat | KING5.com Seattle
SPOKANE, Wash. -- Washington State coach Mike Leach says his team improved during last weekend's 51-26 loss to No. 2 Oregon compared to some earlier games.

Leach to Halliday: Take what’s open - Spokesman.com - Oct. 2, 2012
PULLMAN – If his quarterback is presented with a throw that even Mike Leach could make, coach wants player to go ahead and take it.

WSU at Oregon State - Spokesman.com - Oct. 2, 2012
Key matchup: Connor Halliday vs. Jordan Poyer and OSU’s secondary.

Wilson sets WSU receiving record | Visalia Times-Delta and Tulare Advance-Register | visaliatimesdelta.com
Washington State junior Marquess Wilson is 29 games into his college career and he can already call himself the most productive wide receiver in the school’s history.

WSU Cougars find that one-half a good effort can’t deliver whole win | WSU Cougars - The News Tribune
The Washington State Cougars had rallied to cut their deficit to four points behind second-ranked Oregon.

With Oregon State-Washington State: Q&A with Cougars beat writer Howie Stalwick | OregonLive.com
Our Q&A with freelance writer Howie Stalwick, who covers Washington State for several publications. We threw some questions at Howie as No. 14 Oregon State prepared for Saturday's game against Wazzu at Reser Stadium

Pac-12 Power Ranking: State of Oregon takes over the conference - CBSSports.com
12. Washington State (2-3): The Cougars almost turned the power rankings upside down with an upset of Oregon on Saturday, but the Ducks ran away with the game in the second half. Washington State will get a second shot at beating a school from Oregon on Saturday when they play the Beavers. Last week's ranking: 12. Next up: at Oregon State, 6 p.m. ET (Pac-12 Network).

Leach effect on display | Sports - The News Tribune
The Washington State Cougars may not win many football games this season, but that doesn’t mean they can’t fill up the record books.

Basketball

Point guard tweets ‘WSU’ - Spokesman.com - Oct. 2, 2012
Basketball: The Washington State men’s team appears to have found a future solution to its lack of depth at point guard.

Ikenna Iroegbu commits to Washington State | CollegeBasketballTalk
After losing his senior point guard to dismissal, Ken Bone when right back onto the recruiting trail and nabbed his point guard of the future.

Notebook: Washington State nabs quick PG Ikenna Iroegbu - CBSSports
Ikenna Iroegbu has been up and down over the past few years. Sometimes, he looks like a top-50 player, while other times he is turnover-prone and really struggles. During the Fab 48 in July, though, Iroegbu impressed nearly everyone with his consistency.

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