Cougar great, Ehlo, joins broadcast team
PULLMAN, Wash. — Former Washington State men’s basketball standout and NBA veteran, Craig Ehlo , will join the Voice of the Cougars, Matt Chazano w , on select Washington State men’s basketball broadcasts this season, Learfield IMG College announced Tuesday.
Ehlo is set to serve as the color analyst for Washington State men’s basketball home games during the 2019-20 season. A transfer from Odessa College, Ehlo came to Pullman for the 1981-82 and 1982-83 basketball seasons, playing for head coach George Raveling.
“I’m thrilled to be part of the Cougar Radio Team and work with Matt Chazanow next year,” Ehlo said. ” WSU gave me everything in my life today; my wife of 34 years, Jani , 14 seasons in the NBA and even my first time on a radio broadcast. Everything I have is because of WSU and I look forward to the direction that Cougar Basketball is headed. ”
During his senior season Ehlo helped lead WSU to the 1983 NCAA Tournament where it played the first and second rounds at Boise. The Cougars defeated Weber State in the first round before falling to No. 1 seeded Virginia. Ehlo compiled 91 steals in two years, along with 191 assists, including 135 as a senior when he spent most of his time at point guard. He was, in addition, a talented offensive player who shot a then-school record 55 percent from the field during conference games in 1983.
Twice Ehlo received the Jud Heathcote Award for inspiration before embarking on a 14-year NBA career with stops in Houston, Cleveland, Atlanta and Seattle. A frequent visitor to WSU games from his home near Spokane, Ehlo moved into the broadcast booth several years ago, providing color commentary for local universities and the NBA. He also spent stints coaching basketball in the college and high school ranks.