Report: Steph Curry coming to Pullman for Klay Thompson’s jersey retirement
PULLMAN, Wash. — Golden State Warriors point guard Steph Curry will be heading to Pullman later this week to support his teammate Klay Thompson, according to a report from AP Sports writer Janie McCauley.
Curry will be in attedance as Washington State University retires Thompson’s jersey.
Thompson played for the Cougs from 2008-2011. During his time there, he was named to the Pac-10’s All-Freshman and First teams, led the Cougs to the Great Alaska Shootout and set WSU’s single season scoring record. He declared for the draft at the end of his junior year and was selected 11th overall by the Golden State Warriors.
During a press conference on Tuesday, Thompson reflected on his time in Pullman, saying he would choose WSU again if he had the opportunity. He also praised the Pullman community and support of sports teams.
“They embrace the Cougs like none other because that’s all that’s really out there. Cougar pride and the Palouse, that’s what drew me.”
Meantime, Curry told McCauley he has heard Pullman is “pretty cool,” presumably from Thompson.
Thompson will be the first Cougar basketball player to have their number retired. The ceremony will take place at halftime of the WSU-ORegon State game at Beasley Coliseum.
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