Dec. 7, 1999
PULLMAN, Wash. - Senior guard Blake Pengelly has left the Washington State men's basketball team for personal reasons, head coach Paul Graham announced Tuesday prior to WSU's game versus Portland.
"Blake has made a decision to leave the basketball program for personal reasons and we honor and respect his decision," said Graham. "Blake is a great student and a wonderful person who has been an important part of this team for the last three and a half years. I know this was a tough decision for him to make and we respect his decision just like we would for anybody else."
Pengelly, a native of Eugene, Ore., was averaging 4.0 points and 6.8 assists per game through five contests this season. He played in 93 career games with 56 starts. He ranks fifth in WSU career assists with 324 and is seventh in career three-point field goals with 119. As a freshman, Pengelly established a school single-season record for three-point field goal shooting by hitting 48.6 percent (36-74) from the field.