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The future Coug will join in the fall of 2018

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The Washington State men’s basketball team earned their first win of the season on Sunday and on Monday Charles “C.J.” Elleby signed his National Letter of Intent to stay in state and play for the Cougars next season. The Seattle native will join the Cougars in the fall of 2018.

Out of Cleveland High School, Elleby has been on the rise heading into his senior season. As a sophomore he averaged 16 points and 10 rebounds. The following year he averaged 23 points, 13 rebounds, and 4 assists a game en route to earning his third consecutive All-Metro League honors.

This is the first Seattle Public School signing for Head Coach Ernie Kent. Kent has been talking about adding local talent and staying in-state to find these athletes and even hired Garfield High School’s Ed Haskins earlier this year as an assistant coach.

Haskins is a great recruiter out of Seattle and knows the local talent better than most. Garfield High and Cleveland High are both in the Metro League meaning Haskins has coached against Elleby the past few years

The Cougars will look to continue their winning ways on Wednesday when they host Seattle U at 6:00 pm in Beasley Coliseum.

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Basketball:

Elleby Signs NLI with Cougar Basketball - WSUCougars.com | Washington State University Athletics
Charles 'CJ' Elleby (6-6, 195, Forward, Seattle Wash./Cleveland High School) has signed a National Letter of Intent to play basketball at Washington State University beginning in the fall of 2018, head coach Ernie Kent announced Monday.

Women’s basketball hoping to rebound in California – The Daily Evergreen
Cougars will look for first win of season when team plays Dons

Washington State inks Seattle forward Charles Elleby to letter of intent | The Spokesman-Review
Elleby, a 6-6, 195-pound forward who’s spent four years in the 3A Metro League, comes off a junior season that saw him average 23 points, 13 rebounds and four assists per game. He’ll plan to join the Cougars in the fall of 2018.

Cougars prepare for second game of season – The Daily Evergreen
WSU men’s basketball (1-0) won its season opener against Texas Southern University in overtime Sunday and will shift its focus to its next opponent, Seattle University (1-1).

Football:

Mata’afa, Powell Named Pac-12 Players of the Week - WSUCougars.com | Washington State University Athletics
Washington State defensive lineman Hercules Mata'afa and kicker Erik Powell each earned Pac-12 Conference Player of the Week accolades, conference commissioner Larry Scott announced Monday.

Washington State’s Hercules Mata’afa, Erik Powell earn Pac-12 Player of the Week honors | The Spokesman-Review
Cougars defensive tackle Hercules Mata’afa was named the league’s Defensive Player of the Week and kicker Erik Powell was named Special Teams Player of the Week after WSU beat Utah 33-25 Saturday at Rice-Eccles Stadium in Salt Lake City.

Cougars control own destiny in Pac-12 North | HeraldNet.com
With a win over UW in the Apple Cup, WSU will go to the Pac-12 Championship game

Volleyball:

Volleyball Seeking Wins on the Oregon Trail - WSUCougars.com | Washington State University Athletics
The Washington State University volleyball team, 15-13 overall, 4-12 in Pac-12 action, is on the road to the Oregon conference members for a pair of afternoon contests.

Rowing:

Roman Wins Gold at Canadian National Rowing Championships - WSUCougars.com | Washington State University Athletics
Former Cougar rowers took gold, silver and bronze in the women's pair, as a combination of six former and current Washington State rowers competed at the 2017 RCA National Rowing Championships, the Canada Cup, at Burnaby Lake, Nov. 7-12.

Baseball:

Cougar Baseball Announces 2018 Signing Class - WSUCougars.com | Washington State University Athletics
Washington State Baseball announced the 18-member signing class who will join the program next fall, head coach Marty Lees announced Monday.