WSU’s basketball scrimmage

A few tidbits from Sunday’s closed scrimmage against South Dakota State from observers.

  • South Dakota State gave WSU a good test. It’s an experienced team, one that played in the NCAA Tournament last season. Four starters are back, including guard Nate Wolters, an excellent shooter and the preseason Summit League Player of the Year.The teams competed in two two-hour sessions. In the morning they worked on game situations. They scrimmaged in the afternoon.
  • Defense took a back seat in the scrimmage. Both teams scored a lot.
  • Cleanthony Early and Jake White showed versatile offensive games, scoring inside and from three-point range. The Shockers cut down on turnovers in the afternoon session. White, in particular, shot the ball well in the scrimmage.
  • Chadrack Lufile (shoulder), Demetric Williams (ankle), Fred VanVleet (ankle) and Zach Bush (ankle) did not play.