Monday, February 18, 2013
Royce Woolridge's hot streak
By Joe Kaiser
Quietly, Kansas transfer Royce Woolridge is starting to blossom in a big way for Washington State.
Woolridge, a highly touted recruit in 2010 who played his prep ball in Arizona, erupted for a career-high 36 points against Pac-12 leading Oregon over the weekend. This is just the latest in what's been a streak of solid scoring performances for the 6-foot-3 shooting guard.
He's scored in double-digits in each of the last six games, averaging 17 points per game while shooting 48.4 percent (15 for 31) from 3-point range. This has to be an exciting development for a WSU team that, at 11-15 on the season, hasn't had a whole lot of other things to be happy about.
Next season, Woolridge and DaVonte Lacy will both be experienced juniors and prized 2012 signee Que Johnson is also expected to join the rotation. Those three alone will give the Cougars one of the Pac-12 most talented backcourts. Dexter Kernich-Drew has also emerged this season, and should provide solid depth as a junior in 2013-14 as well.