After a late-night arrest for possession of marijuana on Thursday, just hours after the Washington State Cougars beat the USC Trojans in Pullman, Klay Thompson was suspended by head coach Ken Bone and will miss the Cougars game against the UCLA Bruins on Saturday. Thompson is scoring 21 points a game this season, easily the most on the team. Late Thursday night, police stopped Thompson for having a headlight out and arrested him for possession of marijuana after a search turned up the substance.
The news comes from Vince Grippi of the Spokesman-Review on Twitter.
Thompson suspended by WSU for last night’s marijuana bust, will miss UCLA game. Status to be evaluated later. More soon.
The Cougars are dealing with a shortage of depth in the back-court after Thompson’s arrest and Reggie Moore’s ankle injury on Thursday. It’s unclear whether Moore will play against the Bruins, but Thompson is surely out. The suspension is indefinite, as of now, but Thompson could be back for the Pac-10 tournament, which begins next week.
The Washington State Cougars and UCLA Bruins tip it off on Saturday in the final regular season game of the year. Stay with our StoryStream for more on the situation as it develops. For more on Thompson and the Cougars, check out SB Nation’s CougCenter.