Well, this certainly isn't good news. Washington State freshman-to-be Greg Sequele won't actually arrive on campus in Pullman after falling short of eligibility requirements. While Sequele was seen as a raw prospect, and a bit of a project, head coach Ken Bone desperately needed his presence in the post after losing DeAngelo Casto this past offseason. Sequele had yet to show up on campus, and now we know why.
According to Vince Grippi on Twitter, Sequele's inability to meet the eligibility requirements was confirmed by Washington State on Thursday afternoon.
Washington State confirms 6-foot-8 freshman Greg Sequele will not be enrolling in school. Did not meet NCAA eligibility requirements.
The Cougars are razor-thin in the post with the news that Sequele will not make it in. While we all expected the 2011-12 season to be a rebuilding year, losing Sequele should significantly temper expectations. He wasn't the savor or golden ticket, but his mere presence was needed immediately, project or not.
That leaves the Cougars with but a small handful of post players. D.J. Shelton will have to be "the guy," with Brock Motum filling in. Charlie Enquist should see time in the post, as well. That's it. Those are the three guys who could play at the 5.
As Jeff said earlier, the offensive theory should simply be "run like hell" at this point.