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WSU redshirts could play huge roles in '11-12

MIKE LADD

PULLMAN -- They sweat and grind and bang their way through every practice, every conditioning drill, every weights session. Then Mike Ladd and Dexter Kernich-Drew head to the sidelines and hope for the best for their Washington State teammates.

Ladd, a junior transfer from Fresno State, and Kernich-Drew, a freshman from Australia, are redshirting this season. Both are wing-type players, and they could play huge roles in WSU's fortunes next season, particularly if Klay Thompson passes up his senior season to turn pro. With two years of NCAA Division I experience under his belt, Ladd had a much shorter learning curve than Kernich-Drew...

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