The early signing period opened on Wednesday and the men's basketball team will to get in on the action on Thursday. Tramaine Isabell, the only player currently committed in the 2014 class, is expected to sign his letter of intent tonight.
Isabell verbally committed in July, but was initially classified in the 2015 class. That has since changed and Isabell will sign with WSU today then head to Pullman next season. He will add some depth at point guard and should see some playing time early, possibly competing with Ike Iroegbu for starting duties next season.
Here are some recent Isabell highlights, from AAU action and Jamal Crawford's Pro Am. Note that the music on the highlights is NSFW:
Isabell may not be going against the strongest competition in the videos, but he shows a lot of natural skills. It also appears his release may be a little quicker than in his junior highlights. At the very least, Isabell should draw some oohs and ahhhs for fancy dribbling moves.
With Isabell in the fold, the Cougars still have two open scholarships for next season, assuming no one on the current roster departs early. We'll have more on Isabell tonight, once things become official.
Ivan Maisel of ESPN wrote a really cool article on his favorite moments from covering college football around the country. He's covered a game from 93 FBS stadiums with the only exceptions being WSU and Vanderbilt. Maybe that will change in the near future, but the post is still an interesting read.
Ivan Maisel remembers his favorite memories from more than 90 FBS stadiums - ESPN
By my most recent count, which I made before I began to type this, I have reported a story or covered a game at 93 FBS schools. Among the Atlantic Coast, Big Ten, Big 12, Pac-12 and Southeastern Conferences, I have worked a story at all but two schools: Washington State and Vanderbilt. Nothing personal, Cougars and Commodores. I covered a Washington State home game earlier this season. However, the Cougars played Stanford in Seattle. Doesn't count.
Washington State's Bucannon emerging as one of Pac-12's best
One-by-one, Deone Bucannon ropes in praise from Pac-12 coaches like he ropes in opposing running backs and quarterbacks.
Arizona vs. Washington State: Getting to know the Cougs - Arizona Desert Swarm
Bondurant finished with "I love taking the ball from the quarterback. I'm looking forward to it really, can't wait."