Shelton makes it official, signs with Cougs

FORWARD D.J. SHELTON SENT in his signed Letter of Intent to Washington State on Wednesday, he tells, bringing WSU's class of 2011 to three with F Greg Sequele and G DaVonté Lacy, who signed with the Cougars during the early signing period. Washington State is expected to put out an official release later on Thursday.

D.J. Shelton officially became a Cougar on Wednesday, the first day of the regular signing period in hoops.

The 6-9 post led Citrus CC in rebounding with 213 boards last season (6.7 rpg) and logged a team-high 51 blocks. He was second on the team in scoring, at 12.0 ppg and shot 65 percent from the field, 62 percent from the line. He also had 33 steals.

"I sent it in yesterday, they were going to send out a release this morning," said Shelton.

Along with Greg Sequele and DaVonté Lacy, and with current redshirt transfer Mike Ladd (6-5) expected to go on scholarship next season, the Cougs would be three over the scholarship limit if everyone on the roster now were to come back next season. Washington State carried 12 players on scholarship this past season, one below the limit.

Shelton, the nephew of former Oregon State and 10-year NBA vet Lonnie Shelton, said he will help the Cougars take up a lot of space down low, and said Ken Bone plans to play him mostly at the 4, and also potentially have him at the 3 on occasion. Shelton loves, he said, to rebound and create.

Shelton has three to play three for the Cougs, and plans on arriving early at Washington State for summer school classes, thereby becoming eligible to participate in the Cougs' offseason workout program.

The regular signing period in basketball runs from April 13 - May 18.

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