PULLMAN, Wash. – Members of the Washington State University men’s basketball team spent part of their morning with kids from the Pullman Christian Childcare Center, Tuesday, July 23, in the basketball practice gym on WSU’s campus.
Juniors Keaton Hayenga, James Hunter and Royce Woolridge and redshirt freshman Que Johnson taught the young children how to shoot free throws, dribble, play defense and even how to spin a ball on their fingers and dunk.
Woolridge started the spinning on his finger and tried to pass the ball on to each of the youngsters’ fingers. Toward the end of instruction, Hunter mustered up the strength to lift the majority of the kids up to the rim so they could dunk. After the instruction and fun in the gym, the kids got to see the Cougars’ locker room.
WSU head coach Ken Bone enters his fifth season in 2013-14, as the Cougars return three starters from last year’s team; Woolridge, DaVonté Lacy and D.J. Shelton.