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

Jimmy Durkin is a sports writer for the Bay Area News Group.

  • 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