Every recruiting cycle, we hear a lot of talk about sleeper recruits. It seems any player who isn't highly ranked by the recruiting services is deemed a sleeper and the next (insert lowly ranked player who turned out to be pretty good). Usually, that talk focuses on football recruiting, but Jack Follman over at Pacific Takes took a closer look at recent basketball sleeper recruits.
As it turns out, WSU has nabbed more than it's fair share of sleeper recruits over the last ten years. Of the 10 players Follman ranked, four are former WSU players including No.1 sleeper Kyle Weaver. In addition to Weaver, Derrick Low checked in at No. 4 followed by Brock Motum at No. 5 and DeAngelo Casto at No. 8. Just to ensure there is no confusion over who is best at nabbing sleepers, WSU also grabbed two of the four honorable mention spots.
Technically, you could say WSU has better odds of getting sleeper recruits because nearly every recruit in the last 10 years has been poorly ranked by the recruiting services, but who's counting. If you gloss over that useless fact, it's obvious WSU has had the best talent evaluation and player development in the Pac-12. Take that UCLA.
Scott pulling down some big bucks, but who's to argue? | Pac-12 Confidential | The Seattle Times
USA Today has a piece in today's editions detailing how much salary conference commissioners earned in 2010, the last year for which tax filings were available. Among other things, it shows that Pac-12 presidents threw a lot of money at Larry Scott in exchange for his enterprising efforts.
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Washington State (27-26, 11-16 Pac-12) concludes its regular season at arch-rival Washington (28-24, 11-16 Pac-12)...three-games series will take place, Friday-Sunday, May 25-27 (5 p.m., 2 p.m., 1 p.m.)...Cougars are 237-213 under Donnie Marbut, who is in his eighth season as the head coach of the WSU program and ninth overall in Pullman.