NW Sports Beat Editor and Writer Britton Ransford profiles the newcomers to the Washington State Cougars basketball program in the 2012-2013 season. The Cougs were able to snag a good crop of guys – Demarquise Johnson, Richard Longrus, Brett Boese, Jams Hunter and Jordan Railey. Brock Motum should be smiling right about now.
NWSB insider Brandon Choate brings us his favorite Northwest college basketball players who you could see in an NBA uniform next season. All Northwest Division 1 schools are represented on this list: Washington, Washington State, Oregon, Oregon State, Gonzaga, Seattle U. Players include Tony Wroten, Jared Cunningham, Devoe Joseph and Kevin Pangos, just to name a few.
WSU Hoops blogger Jason Green points out the obvious. It will be harder for WSU to make to the Big Dance this season now that leading scorer Clay Thompson is now in the NBA. He thinks they will be over .500 and may get a NIT bid, but things will be tougher with Thompson gone.