Nov. 10, 2010
PULLMAN, Wash. - DaVonté (Duh-Von-Tay) Lacy and Greg Sequele (Suh-Kay-Lay) have each signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Washington State University men's basketball team next season, head coach Ken Bone announced Wednesday.
DaVonté Lacy (6-4, 200, G, Tacoma Wash./Curtis HS) earned two varsity letters under head coach Tim Kelly at Curtis HS. As a sophomore the Vikings went 20-5, earning a trip to the State Championship. As a junior he averaged 19.8 points, 7.0 rebounds and 4.5 assists per game, while leading the team to a 19-5 record and the South Puget Sound League South Division Championship. He was named first-team all-league and second-team all-area. He was named to the Spokane Holiday Showcase All-Tournament Team and the Curtis HS MVP.
"We've seen DaVonté play for a few years," Bone said. "He's a great kid, we know him pretty well. We are excited to have him join our program, not just because he's a good player, but he's just an outstanding kid. We think he'll be a good addition to our program."
Greg Sequele (6-8, 225, F, Los Angeles/Ribet Academy) earned two letters under head coach William Middlebrooks at Ribet Academy. As a junior in 2009-10 he averaged 15.0 points, 11.4 rebounds, 1.7 blocks and 1.3 steals per game as his team went 21-11. He was named first team All-California Interscholastic Federation and first team All-Harbor League. He helped lead the Fighting Frogs to the CIF Division 6AA and Harbor League Championships.
"Greg has a great frame to work with and to build on," Bone said. "He's big, strong and explosive, similar to the way DeAngelo (Casto) was in high school. He needs work on his skills, but he can also step out and play on the perimeter, especially on the defensive end, because he's a really quick kid. We're excited about him, he's an outstanding student and a great kid."
The Cougars open the season Saturday, Nov. 13 hosting Southern (La.) at 5 p.m. at Beasley Coliseum.