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WSU Men's Basketball BIO
DeAngelo Casto
Player Profile:
DeAngelo Casto 1269597
Position: Forward
Height: 6'8"
Weight: 255
Year: Junior
Hometown: Spokane, Wash.
High School: Ferris HS
Experience: 2 Letters


DeAngelo Casto
DeAngelo Casto

Spokane, Wash.

High School:
Ferris HS

Height / Weight:
6-8 / 255



Ranks on WSU all-time list in blocks average (second - 1.7), blocks (second - 165) and field goal percentage (10th - .541), rebounds (13th - 572).

JUNIOR (2010-11)
Appeared in 33 of WSU's 35 games, starting 30...led WSU and ranked second in the Pac-10 with 1.8 blocks a game...led team and ranked eighth in the league with 6.8 rebounds a game...third on team with 12.0 points per game (18th in conference)...also ranked in league in field goal percentage (fifth, .574), defensive rebounds (ninth, 4.6 drpg) and offensive rebounds (10th, 2.2 orpg)...named All-Pacific-10 Second Team and to the five-man all-defensive team for second-straight year...started the season with 16 points against Southern (Nov. 13)...missed team's fourth and fifth games of the season with a foot injury (at Fresno State-Nov. 26 and Sacramento State-Nov. 30)...had first double-double of the season with 15 points and 10 rebounds in overtime victory at Santa Clara (Dec. 19)...had double-double with 11 points and 11 boards in another overtime game, a loss at California (Jan. 13)...scored a career-high 25 points in WSU's home victory over Arizona State (Jan. 20)...scored in double figures in seven-straight games, beginning with a double-double with 11 points and 10 boards at Oregon State (Feb. 5)...added 20-point performances against Stanford (22 points, Feb. 10), at Washington (20 points, Feb. 27) and against USC (24 points, March 3)...blocked a season high four shots four times, the final time against Oklahoma State in the NIT Second Round (March 21)...ranks on the Cougar junior single season list in blocks (second - 59), blocks average (second - 1.8), field goal percentage (fourth - .574) and rebounds (ninth - 225)...ranks on the WSU single-season list in field goal percentage (12th - .574), blocks (fifth - 59) and blocks average (fifth - 1.79 bpg).

SOPHOMORE (2009-2010)
Appeared in all of WSU's 31 games, starting 30 games...led WSU and the Pac-10 with 2.2 blocks a game...led team and ranked seventh with 7.0 rebounds per game...third on the team with 10.7 points per game...named All-Pacific-10 Honorable Mention and to the five-man all-defensive team...named to the Lefty Driesell Defensive All-America Team...opened the season with 18 points against Mississippi Valley State (Nov. 13)...tied his career-high of 14 boards against Idaho (Dec. 9)...began Pac-10 play by contributing all but three minutes (37) against Oregon (Dec. 31), resulting in grabbing down a personal Pac-10 record of 12 boards and five free throws...had three steals against Stanford (Feb. 11) California (Feb. 13), tied his career-high with five blocked shots...tied career-high with eight field goals and 19 points and against Washington (Feb. 27)...competed in a complete 40 minute game against Oregon (March 10) at the Pac-10 Tournament, setting a career high...ranks on the Cougar sophomore single season in rebounds (eighth - 216), blocks (first - 67) and average blocks (first - 2.16)...ranks on the WSU single-season list as fourth for blocks (67) and average blocks (2.16).

FRESHMAN (2008-09)
Appeared in all 33 games, including two starts...ranked third on the team in rebounds (131, 4.0 rpg)...blocked 39 shots on the year ranking second on the team...named to the six-man Pacific-10 Conference All-Freshman Team along with teammate Klay Thompson...scored first points as a Cougar in the opener against Mississippi Valley State (Nov.15), finishing with five to go along with a career-high four blocked shots...grabbed a career-high eight boards in 20 minutes against Idaho State (Dec. 2)...recorded first double-figure scoring game with 10 points in 15 minutes of action against Gonzaga (Dec. 10)...tied career-high with five defensive rebounds and was instrumental in WSU's 55-54 victory over Stanford (Jan. 10) first career start at Oregon State (Jan. 15) Arizona State (Jan. 29), stepped up defensively on the Pac-10 Player of the Year, James Harden...played 15 of his 20 minutes in the second half, holding Harden to seven points on 2-for-7 shooting from the field, blocking two of Harden's shot attempts while grabbing five rebounds... started second game of season and played a career-high 28 minutes at Stanford (Feb. 5)...had career-highs in points scored (11) and assists (five) against Arizona (Feb. 26)...tied his career-high with eight rebounds in the Pac-10 Tournament quarterfinals against UCLA (March 12)...led all Pacific-10 freshmen in blocks per game (1.3 bpg)...set Cougar single season freshman record for blocks (39), ranking ninth on the WSU single season list...ranks on WSU's freshman single season list for rebounds (fifth - 131).

Earned two letters under head coach Don Lierop at Ferris High School after transferring from Freeman High School prior to his junior Ferris, Casto's Saxons went undefeated two-straight seasons, holding a 58-game winning streak, while winning the state 4A championship in both 2007 and 2008... as a JUNIOR at Ferris averaged 14.8 points and 12.2 rebounds as his team went 28-0 and defeated Kentridge, 68-61 in the State Championship game...the Seattle Times first-team All-State honoree scored 27 points against Franklin HS in the semifinals to lead his team to the State championship a SENIOR Casto averaged 14.6 points, 10.0 rebounds and 4.0 blocks per game, including 18.7 points per game in the State playoffs...In FHS's 68-44 defeat of Federal Way in the championship game he tied the tournament record with eight blocked shots, adding 18 points in the victory...earned all-tournament first team and East Regional MVP accolades...the Associated Press Washington State Player of the Year (in all classifications), he earned 4A player of the year, first-team All-State and Northwest Shootout co-MVP, as the Washington all-stars defeated the Oregon team, 108-105.

Born DeAngelo Casto in February of 1990 in St. Louis, Mo. ...enjoys playing chess and Sudoku undecided on major.


3-POINT REBOUNDS YEAR GP-GS FGM-FGA FG% FGM-FGA FG% FTM-FTA FT% OFF DEF TOT/AVG PF-DQ PTS AVG AST TO BLK STL MIN AVG 2009 33-2 53-95 .558 0-0 .000 38-59 .644 43 88 131/4.0 54-1 144 4.4 15 37 39 14 532 16.1 2010 31-30 124-249 .498 0-1 .000 85-144 .590 82 134 216/7.0 76-1 333 10.7 16 67 67 22 884 28.5 2011 33-30 155-270 .574 0-2 .000 85-139 .612 73 152 225/6.8 102-3 395 12.0 33 71 59 37 940 28.5 TOTAL 97-62 332-614 .541 0-3 .000 208-342 .608 198 374 572/5.9 232-5 872 9.0 64 175 165 73 2356 24.3

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