May 10, 2012
PULLMAN, Wash. - Jordan Railey (Beaverton, Ore./Beaverton High School/Iowa State) has signed a Financial Aid Agreement to join the Washington State University men's basketball team beginning next season, head coach Ken Bone announced Thursday.
"We're excited about the addition of Jordan," Bone said. "With his size and athleticism, Jordan will add much-needed depth to our front court. Although he didn't play a lot of minutes at Iowa State, he has experienced high-level college basketball and now has a year to prepare himself for competition as a Cougar."
Railey (6-foot-11, 245, C) played two seasons at Iowa State in Des Moines, Iowa after graduating from Beaverton High School in Beaverton, Ore. in 2010. As a sophomore in 2011-12, Railey appeared in 13 games for the Cyclones, averaging 0.5 points and 0.7 rebounds in 3.5 minutes per game, as Iowa State advanced to the third round of the NCAA Tournament. He was 1-for-1 with two points in five minutes in a win over Prairie View A&M, Dec. 6, and grabbed four rebounds in 10 minutes at No. 10 Kansas, Jan. 14.
As a freshman, Railey averaged 2.0 points and 1.5 rebounds per game in 25 contests for ISU, averaging nine minutes a game. He was third on the team in blocks with 20 and recorded five points and a career-high three blocks in a defeat of Chicago State, Dec. 21. He also tallied five points in a 91-43 victory over Drake, Nov. 17.
Prior to attending Iowa State, Railey played high school basketball at Beaverton High School where he was ranked as the third-best center on the West Coast by Scout.com, averaging 13.9 points, 7.7 rebounds and 4.6 blocks as a senior. He led all players in Class 6A in blocks per game as the Beavers went 14-13 during the 2009-10 season. He served as BHS's team captain during both his junior and senior seasons.
Railey will sit out the 2012-13 season due to NCAA transfer rules. The Cougars return eight letterwinners, including three starters, from last season's team that reached the championship round of the 2012 College Basketball Invitational (CBI).