Former Washington State commit Tramaine Isabell finally found a new home, committing to play at Missouri. The move comes more than a month after Isabell was granted a release from his letter of intent with WSU.
Isabell is an interesting case. He committed to Ken Bone early on and signed with the Cougars during the early singing period. The coaching change was made, but initially Isabell was on board with the Ernie Kent era, reaffirming his commitment. At some point, something changed on either his or WSU's side and the two parted ways. Regardless of what caused the decision, Isabell's talent was never the problem. He drew interest from a few teams after getting his release, eventually choosing Missouri over Providence and Colorado State, according to Fox Sports.
WSU has since filled Isabell's spot with lefty guard Trevor Dunbar. While the two are unlikely to ever go head-to-head on the court, Cougar fans will likely compare them for their entire careers. Assuming he gets into school, Isabell appears destined to join Xavier Thames and Tanner Lancona on Cougar fans' "what if" list. The Dunbar vs. Isabell comparison doesn't carry a ton of weight since we don't know the reason for Isabell and WSU parting ways. There could be a myriad of factors, that led to the decision. That doesn't mean it won't be brought up during the next four years. I guess only time will tell.
2014 Missouri basketball recruiting: Point guard Tramaine Isabell is a Tiger - Rock M Nation
According to Scout.com, Tramaine Isabell, a 6'1, point guard from Seattle, committed to Missouri this morning. He joins Jakeenan Gant, Namon Wright, D'Angelo Allen, and Hawaii graduate transfer Keith Shamburger in a pretty exciting Class of 2014.
Cougars to Meet Fans at Hoopfest - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Student-athletes from Washington State’s football and men’s and women’s basketball programs will be on hand to meet fans and sign autographs at Spokane Hoopfest, Saturday, June 28.
Anderson shores up point guard spot with another recruit | FOX Sports on MSN
New Mizzou basketball coach Kim Anderson landed a commitment from point guard Tramaine Isabell on Thursday morning, adding to a recruiting class that is considered one of the best in the Southeastern Conference.
Pac-12 coaching hot-seat rankings - Pac-12 Blog - ESPN
5. Mike Leach, Washington State: While Leach isn't great at avoiding controversy -- he feels no need to place a filter between his brain and mouth -- his team took a big step forward last year. Further, he seems like a great fit in Pullman and with Coug fans, who enjoy his quirkiness. Finally, he's got a good and supportive AD in Bill Moos, who has tirelessly worked to improve the facilities around the program.
Pac-12 preseason position reviews: Running back - ESPN
Washington State: That the Cougars return their top two rushers from last season, Marcus Mason and Teondray Caldwell, bodes well -- even in an offense in which the running back serves more to keep the opposition in check than to run the football. However, it might be Theron West and redshirt freshman Jamal Morrow who get the majority of the carries. The coaching staff was high on Morrow in the spring and if the Cougs can do just enough to keep the safeties guessing, it might open things up more for the Air Raid's primary objective.