Future Cougars Report: Men's Basketball

GILLETTE COLLEGE and Renard Suggs are in the midst of an impressive start to the season, having only lost two games at this point. Meanwhile, Robert Franks is averaging 28.5 points over his last two games. Here's an update on all four players who signed letters of intent with Ernie Kent last month to play basketball at Washington State.

RENARD SUGGS (6-3, 200):
Suggs hasn't played since Dec. 13 but in his last three games, the guard has scored in double digits. Over the course of the season, Suggs has averaged 13.9 points per game, and is shooting 44.7 percent from the field. He also has shot 39.8 percent from beyond the 3-point arc. In the most recent contest, against United Tribes Technical College, Suggs played 40 minutes and Gillette College won 142-136. Gillette is enjoying a highly successful season, now 14-2 overall.

ROBERT FRANKS (6-7, 210):
Franks and Evergreen High topped Canyon Crest 84-72, but fell to King 71-64. On Tuesday, Franks and Evergreen won in exhilarating fashion at the buzzer to beat Prairie High 64-63. Franks exploded for 29 points, more than any other player in the game. The three-star recruit was equally as dominant in an 84-74 win over Woodinville High on Monday. Franks scored 28 points, which came fast thanks to his trio of three-pointers.

DERRIEN KING (6-8, 175):
The Corsairs have lost three straight games, with the most recent defeat coming against Desert on Saturday. In the 101-88 loss, King (pictured above) did not score any points and only took one shot. He also recorded one rebound and blocked a shot. In Santa Monica's previous two games, King scored plenty as he contributed 12 points against San Jose and nine points on 3 for 4 shooting against Merritt. King will likely play forward for the Cougars.

JEFF POLLARD (6-8, 215):
Bountiful High lost 63-55 to Lone Peak on Saturday but Pollard did what he could to help his team in the scoring column. The forward notched 13 points to support his team's leading scorer, Zac Seljaas, who scored 19 points. One day earlier, Bountiful High lost by an almost identical score, 64-55, to Long Beach Poly. Pollard will play forward for the Cougars, and is expected to first spend a year at prep school and develop his game before arriving out on the Palouse in 2016.

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