FORMER COUGAR sharpshooter Klay Thompson is playing basketball in Las Vegas this week trying to make enough of an impression on Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski to take the next step toward a berth on the Olympic team.
MIKE LEACH AND KLAY THOMPSON join a star-studded cast of former Washington State athletes and coaches at the third annual Cougars Legends Weekend fund-raising events June 7-8 in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
(Eds: Adds details, quotes. Adds contribution line. With AP Photos.) By JANIE McCAULEY AP Sports Writer Klay Thompson feels a little bit more like Golden State's team manager lately than a first-round pick.
This is hardly how the determined rookie expected his early days in the NBA to go: observing from the sidelines as his teammates work under new Warriors coach Mark Jackson...
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December 13, 2011
SPOKANE -- When Klay Thompson and DeAngelo Casto passed up their senior seasons to turn pro, many basketball “experts” predicted a season bordering on disaster for the Washington State Cougars. When the Cougars twice fell behind by 21 points midway through the second half of their season opener Monday, the experts were looking ... well, pretty expert.
(Eds: Adds details, quotes.) By NICHOLAS K. GERANIOS Associated Press Don't go looking for superstars on this year's Washington State basketball team, with Klay Thompson gone to the NBA and DeAngelo Casto off to play pro basketball in Turkey.
But the Cougars do have three starters and several other key players back from last year's NIT semifinal team.
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October 26, 2011