PULLMAN — A flurry of comings-and-goings information got here Thursday as Washington State play-by-play man Matt Chazanow tweeted WSU football offensive lineman Jack Wilson has joined the Cougar basketball group, and head football strength & conditioning coach Dwayne Bradshaw tweeted his farewell to WSU. Bradshaw had been with Wazzu because the 2020 season, whereas Wilson walked onto the football group that very same 12 months.
The Wilson information truly makes some sense contemplating he’s out of football eligibility, however not basketball eligibility resulting from NCAA guidelines. The 6-11, 338-pounder performed seven hoops video games at Oregon State in 2018-19 after which 22 video games at Idaho over two seasons earlier than switching to football.
He was largely used as a reserve huge however did have a stretch in 2019-20 the place he scored 39 factors in a four-game span.
6’11” 325lb Coug football RT Jack Wilson is now on the basketball squad and is in Eugene. Jack performed hoops for the Beavers and Vandals. Injuries for Coug hoops have opened a spot and Wilson has match proper in. Been at follow working into it. — Matt Chazanow (@M_Chaz) December 1, 2022
Wilson will most likely not be requested to play a complete lot, however he does present WSU with some crucial depth within the publish. With Dishon Jackson out indefinitely, WSU is working within the paint with Mouhamed Gueye and two freshmen, Mael Hamon-Crespin and Adram Diongue. But none of these three are true body-bangers within the paint, whereas a 325-pounder definitely qualifies.
Wilson can not less than eat a pair minutes and battle with a few of the Pac-12’s larger and stronger posts, giving Gueye just a little breather whereas additionally permitting WSU to work Diongue and Hamon-Crespin just a little extra slowly as freshman.
When he signed with Oregon State again in November of 2017, Wilson was rated a 3-star recruit on 247Sports. Ironically, he was a higher-rated recruit than each CJ Elleby and Aljaz Kunc who signed with WSU that class and have gone on to succeed on the hardwood.
AS FOR BRADSHAW, he leaves after three years with this system. He did not point out his future plans in his tweet so whether or not this was his determination, WSU’s determination or a mutual settlement is unclear however the Cougars might be in search of a brand new head football strength and conditioning coach.
Bradshaw was one of many ultimate coaches nonetheless at WSU from the Nick Rolovich period, having labored with him at Hawaii earlier than coming together with Rolovich to WSU.
I wish to thank everybody at Washington State for an incredible 3 years. Our journey has made us household for all times! Keep climbing! See you on the high! ??????#Mywatchhasend
— Dwain Bradshaw (@_CoachBradshaw) December 1, 2022
Where WSU appears to be like subsequent might be fascinating. The Cougars nonetheless have a number of strength assistants on workers, however they might go inside this system or look elsewhere totally. Just a few of us on Twitter have thrown out the title of Jason Loscalzoone among Mike Leach’s former strength coaches who most just lately labored with the Bears within the 2021-22 season.
Jake Dickert has made an emphasis on coaches with ties to WSU so it may not be out of the query for him to try Loscalzo and see if a reunion can be a great match.
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