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Thames reaffirms commitment, Wazzu-bound

XAVIER THAMES

KEN BONE JUST sank one at the buzzer from half court. Xavier Thames, on the heels of his weekend meeting with the Wazzu head man and assistant Ben Johnson, made it official Monday night. A highly regarded point guard -- he'd become a target of numerous high majors and Scout.com calls him one of the top guards in all the West -- called Bone tonight and told him he is, definitively, Pullman-bound.

"I'm staying with Washington State," Xavier Thames told CF.C moments ago. Make no mistake, it's a major accomplishment by Bone for the 6-foot-3 Thames to choose WSU after Tony Bennett's sudden departure for Virginia, which was then followed by an avalanche of interest from multiple schools. When Bennett left 14 days ago, Thames' father Ray said Thames would ask to be released from his Letter...

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