Bone lands versatile guard, assist to Casto

KEN BONE HAS been on the job less than a month but he's already making waves on the recruiting front. On the heels of re-securing three of Tony Bennett's commits, WSU's head man has now landed an intriguing new prep player who shores up one of the Cougs' thinnest positions: Point guard. An official visit to UCLA has been canceled and give an assist to DeAngelo Casto, the newest Cougar tells CF.C.

Reggie Moore had planned on taking official visits to UCLA and Memphis the coming two weekends but said the combination of Cougar coaches, DeAngelo Casto and the atmosphere on the Pullman campus changed his mind.

"The coaching staff was just really cool," said Moore. "And DeAngelo Casto, I've known him for a while. I really liked the environment on the campus -- it was amazing."

After taking visits to Washington State, Oregon and Iowa State, Moore, a former standout at Rainier Beach in Seattle and this past season at Brewster Prep in Wolfeboro, New Hampshire, called Bone last night to verbally commit and then today faxed over his signed Letter of Intent.

"I just knew there was no other place I wanted to go. Those other places (UCLA and Memphis) are obviously great schools but I just felt like Wazzu was the place for me," said Moore. reports Moore's final high school season was a bit up and down, saying after some early season struggles, he rebounded to average 11 points and nearly five assists a game. According to Brewster head coach Jason Smith, Moore was their most consistent player down the stretch.

Moore joins an incoming WSU recruiting class that consists of Anthony Brown, Brock Motum and Xavier Thames.

"I'm just excited to turn this thing around and get it back to where it was two years ago when they were ranked fourth in the nation. I think me, Klay (Thompson) and D Casto will do really well together," said Moore.

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NOTE: Later on Wednesday afternoon, Bone said in a release that Moore is "exactly what and who we needed to add to our backcourt. He's a multidimensional guard that can play a couple of positions. His ability to score in a variety of ways and also deliver the ball to others is what we were looking for. With the addition of Reggie, I really like our group of young guards."

NOTABLE: Moore is the 8th member of the Brewster 2009 class to commit to an NCAA D-I program (WSU, Kansas, Oklahoma, Albany, Baylor, Central Connecticut, Vermont (2))

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