Friday, November 26, 2010

Tonight Fresno State hosts Washington State and...

Mr. Reggie Moore.

Unfortunately, Moore has been sidelined with a wrist injury and probably isn't making the trip, let alone playing.

Moore initially signed a national letter-of-intent with Fresno State -- a great get. This took place in November 2007. Then in late May of 2008, he told the Fresno State coaching staff that he wanted out of his LOI. It left Bulldog basketball in a bad situation because the point is always a tough position to fill and especially so come summer plus after the Bulldogs had long ago said 'no thanks' to any other points they were recruiting.

Vince Grippi of the Spokane Spokesman Review offered this today on Moore: "...The 6-1 sophomore signed a letter of intent with Fresno State in November of his senior season, but changed his mind and asked for a release. It was not granted and Moore spent a season at a New England prep school before enrolling at WSU..."

Plus, former Fresno Stater Mychal Ladd is now also a Cougar but is redshirting this season and won't be on the trip.

But what's most shocking about the Bulldog season to date? Greg Smith has 13 shooting attempts after three games, ranking him ninth on the team. Smith is playing a decent 27 minutes a game. That percentage of shots obviously must change for the Bulldogs to succeed so can Steve Cleveland's outside shooters open up space for maneuvering inside?

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