Mutual parting: Lancona won't be a Coug

IT TURNS OUT three-star power forward Tanner Lancona will not be wearing a Washington State jersey next season after all. After signing his letter of intent earlier in mid-November, Lancona confirmed with CF.C on Thursday that he is no longer Wazzu-bound and has opened back up his recruitment.

"Yes I've decommitted from Washington State," Lancona texted CF.C moments ago.

No further comment was immediately available from Lancona.

Lancona, Las Flores, Calif., has been a long-time Coug commit, giving his oral pledge to coach Ken Bone back in October and signing in November. However, Lancona said after a discussion with the WSU staff, both sides decided it would be best for the 6-9, 225-pound power forward to open his recruitment back up and look for another school.

"Per mutual agreement I have decommitted from WSU today and am pursuing other offers as of today," Lancona tweeted out Thursday afternoon.

The Tesoro High product originally chose the Cougs over offers from Clemson, USC, Hawaii and several other schools.

A lefty, he averaged 17 points, 12 rebounds and four assists per game as a junior.

Editor's note: Lancona's de-commitment likely stems from the intersection of two factors. One, the Cougars recently received a verbal commitment from JC point guard Danny Lawhorn, thus putting them on track to be one over the NCAA maximum for scholarships next season. And two, Lancona was believed to be something of an investment in the future and not a player who would contribute right away.

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