Former Fresno State guard Mychal Ladd has decided to walk on at Washington State, according to The Spokesman-Review, and it's a move that allows coach Ken Bone to add an impact transfer while preserving an open scholarship that could eventually be filled.
Ladd, who averaged 10.3 points and was Fresno State's leading 3-point shooter this season, could be a key piece of the puzzle for the Cougars once he becomes eligible, but he does come with some question marks.
The 6-foot-5 sophomore had his season prematurely cut short when he was suspended for the WAC conference tournament and then decided to transfer, saying he needed "to take a new direction in my life off the court."
It might help that Ladd is set to reunite with Reggie Moore, his teammate at Rainier Beach High in Seattle who is now the Cougars' second-leading scorer.
Moore was slated to attend Fresno State with Ladd, but backed out on his national letter of intent and went to prep school for a year when he couldn't immediately get his release.