The Washington State athletic department sent out a press release on Monday evening, stating that starting point guard Reggie Moore had been dismissed from the Cougars’ program.
Washington State head coach Ken Bone announced the news, stating, “Reggie has been an important part of the basketball program for the last three years and I wish him the very best in the future.”
While the Cougars’ return one of the Pac 12‘s most underrated performers from a season ago in Brock Motum, the loss of Moore is certainly devastating.
Moore averaged 10.2 points and 5.2 assists per game a season ago and has been among the top play makers for Bone in each of the past three seasons.
Monday’s press release was very limited in terms of details, but one would have to think this surfaced from Moore’s ongoing issues. Back in Jan. of 2011, Moore was arrested on two charges related to marijuana.
DaVonte Lacy, who averaged 8.5 points a season ago, will now be heavily relied upon in the Cougars’ back court. Prior to Monday’s news, Lacy and Motum were set to team up with Moore for a season in which the Cougars’ had three of their top four scorers back. That number is now down to just two of four.
Washington State has not qualified for the NCAA Tournament since 2008 and after a 19-18 season a year ago, and on Monday, their expectations for the 2012-13 season took a huge blow.
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