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Basketball: WSU’s Thompson cited for marijuana; Pac-10’s top scorer suspended for UCLA game

Seems the Washington State Cougars have bigger problems right now than Reggie Moore’s sprained ankle.

Junior guard Klay Thompson, the leading scorer in the Pac-10, was cited Thursday night for possession of marijuana. The Cougars announced that Thompson will be suspended for Saturday’s Pac-10 game against UCLA.

Here’s an updated version of the full story.

Check out the reaction of Klay Thompson’s father — former No. 1 NBA draft pick Mychal Thompson — in this story by the Seattle Times. An unhappy dad.

WSU coach Ken Bone released this statement:

“We are aware of the situation involving Klay and will continue to gather information. Klay will be suspended for Saturday’s game against UCLA and the situation will continue to be evaluated throughout the weekend. Until that time neither myself nor the team will have further comment.”

Thompson is the second WSU player cited this season for marijuana possession. Moore was suspended for one game after a similar offense.

Jeff Faraudo