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Rice, Darling, Cluff announce transfer destinations

Freshman of the year to continue career at Indiana
Myles Rice and Dylan Darling dap up ahead of WSU’s season opener against Idaho, Nov. 6, in Pullman, Wash.

Myles Rice announced his transfer portal destination Sunday. The reigning Pac-12 Freshman of the Year may have played his last game for WSU, but he will still be wearing crimson. Now, it will be for the Hoosiers of Indiana University.

Rice averaged 14.8 points, 3.8 assists and 1.6 steals per game, which put him second in scoring for the Cougs and leading the team in both assists and steals. He led the team as the point guard, guiding them to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2008.

Rice won a conference record seven Pac-12 Freshman of the Week awards and was named to the Pac-12 All-Freshman and All-Pac-12 First Teams. He finished the season as WSU’s all-time freshman leader in points, assists, steals and field goals.

The announcement came via Instagram, posted by both Rice and the Indiana men’s basketball account.

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At Indiana, Rice will be much closer to his home state of South Carolina and his hometown of Atlanta. Indiana has made other major pickups in the portal and should be poised for a serious tournament run with Rice at the helm.

Two other Cougs in the portal have also announced their destinations.

Dylan Darling, who was injured for all of the most recent season, is transferring to Idaho State. It was announced via Idaho State men’s basketball’s social media April 9.

“Tough, competitive, scoring guard. Bengal fans are gonna love [Darling],” the post reads.

Darling never managed to find his footing at WSU, playing some as a freshman and missing essentially all of his sophomore season. He heads to Idaho State likely in search of playing time and a chance to show what he is capable of as a scorer. 

Oscar Cluff announced his destination via social media Tuesday. The 6-foot-11 center will be transferring to South Dakota State.

“Cougar Nation, thank you for everything …time to go be a Jackrabbit!” Cluff wrote.

Cluff was part of a two-headed monster at the center spot for the Cougs, trading starts and minutes with Rueben Chinyelu. He averaged 7.0 points, 4.4 rebounds and just under one block on the season, scoring in double digits in 10 games.

Now, Cluff goes where his role as the starting center should be more defined. SDSU just made the NCAA tournament, and after signing head coach Eric Henderson to an extension they will certainly be hoping to repeat that accomplishment.

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