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Washington State recruit Tanner Lancona receives release from letter of intent

Apr 13, 2013, 10:14 AM EDT

Ken Bone AP

Ken Bone has a scholarship to fill.

Tanner Lancona, one of the top recruits in Washington State’s 2013 recruiting class, announced on Twitter on Friday that he has gotten his release from the national letter of intent he signed during the early signing period in November.

This is a big loss for the Cougars, who were going to need the 6-8 Lancona next season inside. He averaged 19 points and 11 rebounds for Tesoro (Calif.) High School and could’ve helped fill the hole left by the graduation of Brock Motum. Lancona was rated a three star recruit by Scout.com.

Though Bone didn’t want to lose this target, it does however ease the scholarship burden on his program. The Cougs are now just one scholarship over the limit of 13 and will need to do some shuffling to get down to the NCAA-mandated limit.

Washington State now has three players in its 2013 recruiting class, including junior college point guard Danny Lawhorn. The program went 13-19 last season, 4-14 in the Pac-12. They also lost would-be senior point guard Reggie Moore prior to the season when he was kicked off the team.

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  1. cullimon - Apr 13, 2013 at 3:04 PM

    It’d be nice if Obama could make some calls and get the budget fixed while he’s at it

    • manchestermiracle - Apr 14, 2013 at 2:49 PM

      There have been only 11 times the U.S. Federal gov’t. hasn’t run a deficit since 1940. The most recent was ’98-’01, courtesy of Clinton.

      In inflation-adjusted dollars Bush went from a $165 billion surplus in ’01 to a $489B deficit in ’08.

      Obama has gone from a $1.4 trillion deficit in ’09 (that trillion dollar jump is due to actually putting two wars into the equation, something Bush wouldn’t do) to $885B (projected) this year.

      The current deficit includes massive bank and auto bailouts Bush started (approved by Congress) before he left office. The president only has so much authority when it comes to budgets. The onus is on Congress to resolve the issue so I’m not holding my breath.

  2. soundsofsuccess7 - Apr 13, 2013 at 3:06 PM

    *Tesoro High School, not Tesora

    • David Harten - Apr 13, 2013 at 3:08 PM

      Thanks. Fixed

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