WSU hoops: CFC talks to SF Shandon Goldman ahead of his official visit to Washington State

SHOOTING FORWARD Shandon Goldman will head out with his parents to the Palouse in a few days for his official visit to Washington State. The 6-9, 210-pounder tells his performance at a recent AAU tournament is what caught WSU’s eye.

Goldman tells CF.C Washington State has not offered yet.  He’ll arrive at WSU on Sunday and stay through Tuesday for his visit. Assistant coach Greg Graham is running the recruiting point for the Cougs.

“Coach Graham said we wouldn’t be bringing you out here if you didn’t have a really good chance of getting an offer, so I’m going to go out there, work out and see what happens,” said Goldman.

WSU’s interest was sparked when Graham saw Goldman in action recently in Texas.

“Coach Graham saw me in an AAU tournament in Dallas a couple weeks ago and said right off the bat he loved the way that I moved at 6-9,” said Goldman.  “He said Coach Kent loves skilled guys who can put the ball on the floor and shoot it.”

Goldman prepped at Lincoln High in Arkansas and spent this past season in prep school.

Goldman has recently visited the campuses of Troy, Tennessee Tech and Central Florida.  Tennessee Tech, Florida International and Youngstown State have offered, with Goldman waiting to hear from others before the regular signing period comes to a close on May 18.

As a senior in 2014-15, Goldman  averaged 17 points, 9 rebounds and 3 assists per game and shot 40 percent from beyond the arc.

“I’m looking forward to checking out the campus and obviously to get a feel for the coaching staff,” said Goldman. “My mom and dad will be flying out with me. I think we’ll obviously be pretty excited if they (offer).

“It’s a great program… Washington State has a great support system and the fans seem really enthusiastic about the program.” 

Kent has four signees — two guards and two shooting forwards — in his 2016 recruiting class with room for two more.


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