Wazzu Weekly: July 11, 2022

WSU football continues recruitment, Jakimovski showcases skills on world stage

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Butch T. Cougar hypes the fans inside Martin Stadium up during WSU’s game against Portland State on Sept. 11, 2021

SAM TAYLOR, Evergreen sports editor

Hello and welcome to the Wazzu Weekly roundup of Washington State sports news.

This is a collection of the week’s top stories and articles from your dedicated Daily Evergreen Sports Section and links to more WSU-related news.

This week featured WSU football recruitment, current and former Cougs finding success and more!

Dickert continues strong recruitment with three defenders, two more running backs

WSU’s 2023 recruiting class is currently ranked as the 55th best class in the nation. However, certain players may surprise college football with their athleticism and skills. Learn about the high school seniors that will be coming to Pullman in about a year.

 Andrej Jakimovski showcases skills in FIBA Basketball World Cup Qualifiers

Andrej Jakimovski, WSU men’s basketball star forward showcased his skills in the International Basketball Federation World Cup Qualifier as he led the North Macedonia national team, scoring 19 points and nine rebounds.

Three WSU golfers receive All-American Scholar honors

WSU golfers Amy Chu, Darcy Habgood and Emily Cadwell have found great success on the green and in the classroom.

Columns

Daylon’s Daily: Black excellence

Evergreen columnist Daylon Hicks talks about the idea of Black excellence and how it motivates him to achieve great things.

Gardner Minshew source of joy for WSU

It has been a hectic couple of weeks for college football and sports at large. Seismic shifts in conference affiliations by the NCAA’s biggest brands, USC and UCLA, leave smaller schools such as WSU in an uncertain situation. With times as tough as they are, Jake Hull, Evergreen writer invites you to reminisce about the good ‘ol days of Gardner Minshew. 

Other News

Former Coug, Robert Franks, has earned a promotion to the Boston Celtics’ summer league squad and the chance to compete for a spot on the Celtics NBA roster.

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WSU men’s basketball players are hitting the weight room over the summer and are having a bit of fun too. Check out this epic compilation of @WSUCougarMBB’s workout and game of football. Should Mouhamed Gueye catch lobs from T.J Bamba AND Cam Ward this fall?

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Former Coug Aron Baynes suffered a spinal injury in the 2021 Tokyo Olympics. After learning to walk again, Baynes is trying out for NBA teams.

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That is all for this week. Thank you for reading and Go Cougs!