LOS ANGELES (AP) — Southern California's Onyeka Okongwu has declared for the NBA draft after one season. Okongwu set the school record for blocks by a freshman and was named to the Pac-12's All-Conference first team and All-Freshman team. He signed with an agent this week and announced his plans on social media. The 6-foot-9 forward from Chino, California, is projected to be a lottery pick in the draft. Okongwu says his freshman year was “nothing short of spectacular.” He thanked the coaching staff, his teammates and his family.
PULLMAN, Wash. (AP) — Washington State senior defensive back Bryce Beekman has died. Police in Pullman, Washington, say the 22-year-old Beekman was found dead in his apartment Tuesday afternoon. Police Chief Gary Jenkins says there is no sign of foul play. Jenkins says more information will be released by the Whitman County coroner’s office. Beekman started all 13 games last season for Washington State after transferring from Arizona Western College. He was expected to be part of an experienced Washington State secondary going into this season.
UNDATED (AP) — Normally, college football teams all over the country would be hitting spring practices. Installing new schemes. Working on fundamentals. Developing less experienced players and expanding the skills of veterans. Building a cohesive team. That's gone now that the conronavirus outbreak has shut down college sports across the country. Coaches are trying to figure out how to recreate some of what has been lost. Much of that work is being done online.
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