THE ONE-AFTER-ANOTHER news this weekend of players leaving the WSU basketball team has prompted…
Harthun explains decision to hometown paper
Harthun played in 26 games for the Cougars this season -- up from 14 a year ago -- and logged 247 minutes (9.5 per outing) vs. 84 last season. But his role was clearly limited and figured to remain so. His calling card from high school -- deadly accuracy from beyond the arc -- never showed and his footspeed made it a challenge to cover the Pac-10's best. He was 2 of 16 from three-point range this season and 2 of 7 a year ago.
He is one of three Cougar player to announce his departure from the program in search of more playing time. The others, also guards, are freshmen Xavier Thames and Anthony Brown.
None of them has suggested where they might be looking to play next.
"It was definitely a tough decision for me because I didn't want to leave my teammates and the foundation I've built here with friends and everybody around me," Harthun told the Mail Tribune. "I felt really bad leaving the program. I felt like I was letting the program down, but at the same time people told me that I had to do what was best for me in this situation."
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