CFC TV: Ike Iroegbu has 3 messages for WSU fans

PULLMAN -- First, there's going to be more scoring. Second, the defense is going to be better. And third, the leap forward that Josh Hawkinson took between his freshman and sophomore seasons was just the beginning for the big man from Shoreline. Indeed, says Washington State junior guard Ike Iroegbu, there are many reasons to be excited about Year Two of the Ernie Kent Era at WSU.

Hard to imagine, given that Hawkinson was arguably the most improved player in the nation last season, but the 6-10 junior power forward may make as big a leap this season, too, Iroegbu told reporters Monday at WSU's media and picture day ...

In addition, Iroegbu talked about the symbolic reasons for his change in jersey numbers, from 0 to 2, and the scoring and passing proficiency of the 2015-16 Cougars. Meanwhile, fellow junior Que Johnson addressed the fit -- and athleticism -- of the six new members of the team into the Kent system ...

NOTABLE:
Regular practices begin Oct. 2 and the Cougars open the season with two exhibition games at home: against Lewis-Clark State on Oct. 30 and Pacific (of Oregon) on Nov. 6. The regular season also will begin at home, on Nov. 13 against Northern Arizona.

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