July 2011 Archives
We haven't had much of Reggie Moore on here this summer, so this week's photo features Moore and his unforgettable alley-oop against Washington in WSU's 87-80 victory over the then-No. 18 Huskies Jan. 30. Moore's dunk, dished out by Faisal Aden was named Best Alley-oop of the Year on CBS's Papa John's Dunks of the Year in April. On a breakaway Moore started the break by passing to Aden. Aden then laid the ball up for Moore for the jam. As an extra bonus, we've added the video, so you can watch it once again.
In addition, with the start of practice for the fall sports teams just a few weeks away, Bill reflects back on when he was a student-athlete at Washington State and preparing for the start of practice.
In honor of this rising-senior's birthday month, today's photos are of Abe Lodwick, who celebrated his birthday earlier this month, July 4. I for one forget how high Abe can jump, until I see photos of him doing so. In the one on the left, the forward skies for a rebound, and looks like he could easily jump over Isaiah Thomas of Washington, standing in front of him. In the photo on the right, Lodwick gets up once again, also against the Huskies. Both games resulted in victories for the Cougars, an 87-80 win Jan. 30 at home and an 80-69 advantage Feb. 27 in Seattle. Lodwick had seven points in the win at UW in 28 minutes, adding five rebounds.
Marcus Capers was back in charge of the video camera and put together a little video for everyone. Don't be fooled, they were actually focused most of the time and got a lot accomplished.
Rising-senior Faisal Aden is primarily known for his sharp-shooting, but this photo shows something else. This high-flying photo of Aden was taken Dec. 8, 2010 in WSU's huge 81-59 victory over Gonzaga. Beasley attracted 10,177 fans as the Cougars were able to bounce back from their 63-58 loss to Kansas State just five days prior. WSU will take on Gonzaga for the 15th-straight year this season, looking for its fourth win in the last six years over the Bulldogs.
The middle of October is always an exciting time for college basketball and it was no different Oct. 16, 2010. Today's photo is from Midnight Mayhem which was held in conjunction with the first day of basketball practice for the 2010-11 season. All that were in attendance are sure to remember this dunk that Marcus Capers performed, jumping over 6-foot-10 Steven Bjornstad. Not only can Capers jump, but he sure knows how to get a crowd going. Freshman Dexter Kernich-Drew ended up winning the dunk contest. Kernich-Drew redshirted last season, but we should expect to see more of his hops this season.