Originally written on Hoopniks  |  Last updated 10/22/11
Washington State has received some good news on the recruiting trail this week, adding forwards Richard Longrus and Brett Boese to a recruiting class that already held a verbal commitment from former Oklahoma pledge Richard Peters, a center. The icing on the cake came today, though, as talented 6′-6″ wing Demarquise Johnson of Westwind Prep (AZ) committed to the Cougars over Washington, Gonzaga, and UNLV. Though it remains to be seen what will happen this season, Washington State isn’t known for having a bevy of scorers in the pipeline for the future. That’s where Johnson comes in, as the he’s a wing that is adept at putting the ball in the cup. He will presumably have the opportunity to compete for a starting role as a freshman in Pullman, and be a chief scoring option if he progresses as expected at Washington State. Running with Team Eleate on the AAU circuit, Johnson arguably did not get his due, and could rank among the more underrated talents in the country. The Team Eleate pr...
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