We've talked so much football here on CougCenter the past couple weeks, I thought it'd be a nice change of pace if we talk about something else. How about Cougar men's basketball?
The 2014-2015 basketball season was a successful one for Washington State. Rarely does a 13-18, 7-11 record merit a "successful" season, yet it shows how bad the state of Cougar basketball has been in ever since Tony Bennett departed for Virginia. Ernie Kent won just as many conference games in his first season as head coach for the Cougars than Ken Bone did in his final TWO seasons. #TheProcessWazzu is well underway and year one ended up being more fun than most would have imagined.
But the Cougars roster has overhauled quite a bit since they were eliminated by California in the 2015 Pac-12 Basketball Tournament in Vegas. Seniors Davonte Lacy, Dexter Kernich-Drew, and Jordan Railey all graduated. Freshmen Jackie Davis, Trevor Dunbar, and transfer Aaron Cheatum left the program. And walk-on Marcus Graham (son of assistant coach Greg Graham) transferred to Seattle Pacific.
Your returning Cougars?
- Junior Longrus
- Brett Boese
- Ike Iroegbu
- Josh Hawkinson
- Ny Redding
- Valentine Izundu (transfer from Houston)
- Que Johnson
- Dominic Ballard (walk-on)
- Conor Clifford
- Derrien King
- Robert Franks
- Charles Callison
- Vionte Daniels
- Renard Suggs
Thoughts and prayers to the Floyd family. Dr. Floyd's friendship, leadership and vision, is something I will always treasure.— Mike Leach (@Coach_Leach) June 20, 2015
I hope that we can honor Dr. Elson Floyd and all that he built at WSU, by being the best we can be everyday.— Mike Leach (@Coach_Leach) June 20, 2015
Washington State football picked up its sixth known commitment of the 2016 recruiting cycle on Thursday when D’Jimon Jones tweeted his intention of joining the Cougars.
Obtaining the unthinkable | Bellingham Herald
What once was a means to help Norvell accomplish his goal of being able to play football, has not become another passion of his, so much that he plans to compete on the Washington State University track and field team while he's also been accepted to the football program as a preferred walk-on