Washington State coach Ken Bone suspended DeAngelo Casto and the junior forward will miss tomorrow’s National Invitational Tournament quarterfinal against Northwestern.
Bone just released a statement.
“I am disappointed in DeAngelo as he let himself and his teammates down,” he said. “Neither myself nor the team will have further comment as our sole focus is the game against Northwestern and the opportunity to reach the NIT semifinals in New York.”
WSU athletic director Bill Moos added: “It is important that our student-athletes realize that they are held to a high standard and that a lack of good judgment can be costly, especially in the post season when so much is at stake.”
Citing an unnamed source, the Spokesman-Review is reporting police searched Casto’s off-campus apartment and found a small amount of marijuana.
The newspaper said Casto may be served with a citation Wednesday morning, according to another unnamed source.
If the report is accurate, Casto would be the third WSU player to face drug charges.
Pac-10 scoring champion Klay Thompson was cited for possession of marijuana and former Rainier Beach High standout Reggie Moore was cited for two misdemeanor charges.
Casto, a second-team all-Pac-10 choice this season, may have played his last game with the Cougars. Last week, Bone told 710 ESPN radio Casto may forgo his senior season and play professional in Europe.
Casto averages 12.1 points and a team-leading 6.8 rebounds.
March 22, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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