Bone: WSU post player has academic work to do

BELLEVUE -- Cougar basketball coach Ken Bone attended the Cougar Golf Classic and expressed excitement about Bill Moos being the new leader of the athletic department. He also told CF.C that talk about DeAngelo Casto being in academic trouble was untrue, but that another post player will need summer school in order to remain eligible.

There have been rumblings about academic qualification issues with DeAngelo Casto, but Ken Bone said that's not the case.

"Casto's fine," Bone said.

But James Watson will need to go to summer school to remain eligible, Bone said.

Watson appeared to be in line for considerably more playing time this coming year in the post.

Watson, who will be a redshirt sophomore next season, played in 29 games as a freshman, averaging 7.1 minutes. He grabbed 53 rebounds and blocked nine shots.

MEANWHILE, COUNT BONE as a Bill Moos fan.

"It's big-time that he's with us," Bone said. "He's exactly what's needed, though Jim (Sterk) did an outstanding job. But there can't be a better fit for WSU than Bill. Everyone is extremely excited about his energy and vision. He's brought new life to WSU athletics."

As for his own team this offseason, Bone said the players lacked physical and mental toughness but are making strides in those areas during the offseason. They have been working hard with strength coach David Lange.

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