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WSU's DeAngelo Casto Suspended

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Police reportedly found a small amount of marijuana in Casto's off-campus apartment early Tuesday morning (Photo: WSU Athletics) Police reportedly found a small amount of marijuana in Casto's off-campus apartment early Tuesday morning (Photo: WSU Athletics)
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PULLMAN, Wash. Washington State big man DeAngelo Casto was suspended indefinitely Tuesday after police reportedly found a small amount of marijuana in his off-campus apartment, reported the Spokesman-Review.

Washington State put out a statement Tuesday afternoon, saying Casto would miss Wednesday's NIT quarterfinal game for "a violation of team rules".

"I am disappointed in DeAngelo as he let himself and his teammates down," said head coach Ken Bone in a statement to the media. "Neither myself nor the team will have further comment as our sole focus is the game against Northwestern and the opportunity to reach the NIT semifinals in New York."

WSU Director of Athletics Bill Moos added, "It is important that our student-athletes realize that they are held to a high standard and that a lack of good judgment can be costly, especially in the post season when so much is at stake."   

Casto is the third member of WSU's basketball team suspended after being accused of possessing marijuana. Earlier in the season Reggie Moore was cited for two misdemeanor drug charges. And two weeks ago Klay Thompson served a one game suspension after police pulled him over and cited him for possession of marijuana.

Casto, who graduated from Spokane's Ferris High School before attending Washington State, is the Cougars' leading rebounder, pulling down an average of 6.8 rebounds per game. He's third on the team in scoring.

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