College Sports

SPORTS: 4 sign letters with WSU men's basketball

PULLMAN -- Anthony Brown, David Chadwick, Brock Motum and Xavier Thames have each signed a National Letter of Intent to play for the Washington State University men’s basketball team next season, head coach Tony Bennett announced today. Anthony Brown (6-foot-5, 205 pound, SG, Spokane/Shadle Park HS) has earned three letters under head coach Tim Gaebe. As a junior, Brown was named second-team All-Greater Spokane League, while the team placed second in the conference and region, going 22-6. He was named first-team all-region, and a Seattle Times Player of the Week.

David Chadwick (6-8, 215, PF, Charlotte, N.C./Charlotte Latin School) averaged 19 points and 10 rebounds as a junior at Charlotte Latin last season under head coach Lane Odom. His father, Rev. Dr. David Chadwick, played for Dean Smith at North Carolina from 1968-71.

Brock Motum (6-9, 215, PF, Brisbane, Australia/Australia Institute of Sport) spent last season at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, where he was named the 2008 South East Australian Basketball League Youth Player of the Year. He averaged 15.8 points and five rebounds per game, chipping in 28 steals, 20 assists and eight blocks throughout the season. He shot 57.3 percent from the field, ranking third in the league.

Xavier Thames (6-3, 160, PG, Elk Grove, Calif./Pleasant Grove HS) averaged 23.7 points, 4.2 assists and 2.3 steals per game as a junior at Pleasant Grove HS. He is a three-year letter winner, and he was named the team’s MVP. Thames is a first-team all-State and all-league selection. He ranked second in scoring, steals and assists in the Delta River League. He also played for the Compton Magic AAU team under head coach Etop Udo-Ema.