Along with Kansas transfer Royce Woolridge, incoming freshman Demarquise Johnson was expected to bring perimeter scoring punch to Washington State next season.
However, Johnson has yet to be cleared by the NCAA – but he's going through the process and still has a chance.
“He achieved a passing SAT score [recently],” said Clint Parks, Johnson's AAU coach with Team Eleate. “Now he's just waiting for clearance on his classes.”
Johnson is a 6-foot-5 shooting guard who played at Westwind Prep (Ariz.) and chose the Cougars over Washington, UNLV and Gonzaga. He's a three-star prospect and can knock down shots from the perimeter and in the lane.
Johnson spent three years at Westwind, after transferring in from Michigan. According to Parks, Johnson received mainly Bs and Cs at Westwind and also improved his SAT score each time he took it.
Parks, who had Tony Snell (New Mexico) and Jamaal Franklin (San Diego State) attend Westwind in the past, is optimistic Johnson will be in a Cougars' uniform in the fall.
“I feel extremely confident,” Parks said.