College Basketball Nation: Mychal Ladd

Mychal Ladd walks on at Washington State

June, 15, 2010
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.

Academics cause Washington State transfer

June, 8, 2010
James Watson had quite a life story to tell during his time at Washington State, and unfortunately for the freshman, his basketball career will now be taking a detour because of academics.

Watson, a 6-foot-7 forward who appeared in 29 of the Cougars' 31 games this season, was declared academically ineligible for the fall semester and will transfer to a junior college rather than sit out during that time.

"We wish James nothing but the best," Wazzu coach Ken Bone said in a statement.

Here's the updated list to all the West Coast transfers from this offseason.

Arizona: D.J. Shumpert

Arizona State: Demetrius Walker, Taylor Rohde, Brandon Thompson, Victor Rudd

Boise State: Tyler Young

BYU: Michael Loyd Jr.

Cal: D.J. Seeley , Omondi Amoke (dismissed)

Cal State Bakersfield: Marcus Hall

Fresno State: Brandon Sperling, Taylor Kelly, Mychal Ladd

Gonzaga: Grant Gibbs, G.J. Vilarino

Hawaii: Jeremy Lay, Aleksandar Milovic

Loyola Marymount: Kevin Young

Montana State: Austin Brown, Colt Idol

Nevada: London Giles

New Mexico: Nate Garth, Will Brown (dismissed)

Oregon: Drew Wiley, Matthew Humphrey, Josh Crittle

Pacific: Royal Edwards, Sterling Carter, Everson Lacerda

Pepperdine: Andy Shannon

San Francisco: Kwame Vaughn , Nikola Stojiljkovic

Santa Clara: Troy Alexander

UC Davis: Julian Welch, Adam Malik

UCLA: J'mison Morgan (dismissed), Mike Moser

UC Riverside: Lateef McMullan, Konner Veteto

USC: Leonard Washington (dismissed), Davis Rozitis

Utah: Carlon Brown, Marshall Henderson, Jordan Cyphers, Matt Read

Utah State: Anthony DiLoreto (dismissed), Modou Niang, Tyrone White, Jaxon Myaer

Washington: Elston Turner, Clarence Trent

Washington State: Xavier Thames, Michael Harthun, Anthony Brown, John Allen, James Watson

Weber State: Franklin Session