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O’Dowd’s Longrus commits to Washington State

This news is a few days old, but I finally got a chance to catch up with Bishop O’Dowd boys basketball star Richard Longrus, who committed to Washington State last Tuesday.

Longrus, a 6-foot-7 senior forward, chose Washington State over the likes of Stanford, St. Mary’s and UC Santa Barbara.

“I liked the visit a lot,” said Longrus, who took a trip to the Pullman, Wash., campus the weekend of Oct. 15-16. “I like it a lot more than I though I would coming in.”

He credited his commitment to “the comfortability that I had with the players and all the guys up there. There were a lot of things I liked prior to the visit, and that just put it over the edge.”

Longrus said Washington State plans to use him at the three position in their four-out, one-in offense.

Jimmy Durkin

I cover mostly San Jose State football for the San Jose Mercury News/Bay Area News Group, but also fill in from time to time with the 49ers, Warriors, A's and Giants.

  • http://www.ibabuzz.com/prepcorner/2011/09/12/berkeleys-morris-walker-to-oregon-state/ BBFAN2

    congratulations! you’ve worked really hard on the court and especially in the classroom. Very proud of you :)

  • brandonbeard

    This kid plays great defense. Looking forward to seeing him do more offensively. Congrats to him and his family’s