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HARMELING: An improved Klay Thompson is here

REGULAR PRACTICES don't begin until Oct. 15 but I can tell you right now that the Klay Thompson who Cougar fans will watch this season is stronger, more refined and far choosier in his shot selection than the old Klay Thompson. I know this because several weeks ago in Portland I was there when Klay took the court with a bunch of past, present and future NBA players.

Klay impressed me a long time ago, but what I found in Portland is that now this 6-6, 202-pound junior is dropping the jaws of others. Klay was in the Rose City to visit some family and friends before returning to Pullman for the fall. During his stay, he popped into Jefferson High School to work out and play pick-up with some of the best talent the area has to offer. The luminaries included...

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