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HCA: Derrick Low joins Kyle Weaver, Aron Baynes in the Summer League

Want to remember the recent good times of WSU basketball? Watch the Las Vegas Summer League.

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In Wednesday's edition of Hot Cougar Action, I mentioned Kyle Weaver was joining Aron Baynes in the Las Vegas Summer League. As it turns out, they aren't the only two Cougars set to take part as Derrick Low is also playing.

Low will be playing for the Los Angeles Clippers' Summer League team while Weaver is playing for the NBDL Select team. Their teams are scheduled to play each other on July 14, which could lead to a Weaver vs. Low matchup.

Someone find a spot on a roster for Taylor Rochestie and we can get the band back together.


‘Sweet 16’ Cougs to Compete in NBA Summer League - Washington State Official Athletic Site
LAS VEGAS – Washington State University men’s basketball fans can flash back to the 2006, 2007 and 2008 seasons, which featured two NCAA Tournament appearances, as three former Cougar standouts, Aron Baynes, Derrick Low and Kyle Weaver, will hit the same court once again as part of the 2013 NBA Las Vegas Summer League, July 12-22.


A couple of things from the ESPN Pac-12 blog, including a look at Logan Mayes stepping into Travis Long's role.


Proving grounds: Pac-12 North - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
Logan Mayes, LB, Washington State: Maybe it's too much to ask of Mayes ... to step in and fill the void of the departed Travis Long, who was quietly one of the Pac-12's elite defensive players the past couple of seasons.

Poll: Best North nonconference game? - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
Aug. 31, Washington State at Auburn: Two teams that were down last season, and two teams with offensive-minded coaches. And there is always Pac-12/SEC pride on the line.

Bill Moos Cougars Quarterly Interview Excerpt - Washington State Official Athletic Site

The summer edition of Cougars Quarterly hits Cougar Athletic Fund members’ mailboxes this week. Featured in this issue is an interview with Director of Athletics Bill Moos. Below is an excerpt.

Know the foe:

USA Today previewed Auburn on Wednesday with the Tigers ranking 56th. For the record, WSU was 93rd in USA Today's rankings.


College football countdown | No. 56: Auburn
They can never take a national championship away from you once you've won it. But let's say you're offered a trade in advance: Your team can win the national title at a given point in the next five years, but in return, your team will subsequently suffer through the worst season in program history, fire the title-winning coach, hire his former assistant and start nearly from scratch, as if the program wasn't merely years removed from a championship.