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NCAA bans new WSU hoops player

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PULLMAN, Wash. - WSU coach Tony Bennett announced Friday that new Washington State center Fabian Boeke has been banned by the NCAA from playing for the Cougars this season because he played on a professional team in Germany.

The 6' 10", 225-pound Boeke, of Kummerfeld, Germany, played four seasons with the Ehingen Club team, a mix of high school and older players.

Members of that club team, but not Boeke, received stipends that the NCAA determined were above necessary expenses. The NCAA decided the Ehingen team was a professional organization and banned Boeke, who is a freshman recruit.

Boeke can continue practicing with the team.

(The Associated Press contributed to this story.)