WSU's leading scorer Lacy recovering after emergency appendectomy

PULLMAN, WA - A mainstay character on the Cougar Basketball team has indefinitely been sidelined.

Washington State Junior Guard Davonte Lacy was taken to the hospital for an emergency appendectomy Saturday night before the Cougar's game against Mississippi Valley State. The team's leading scorer was kept in the hospital overnight. According to his coaches, Lacy is in good spirits and out of the hospital, but have not given any timetable on when he will be able to return to the team.

Monday, Head coach Ken Bone talked about Lacy's new role while being sidelined.

"As of now, he's up and about," said Bone. "Came home from the hospital yesterday. He was at practice today as a manager handing the guys towels and water and did a good job of it. He's a real warrior. He's worked hard in preparation of this season, and I know it's a step back in regards to being in the hospital and missing a game and knowing he's out for a few games but there's no one that can handle it better than Davonte, that's for sure."

The Cougs sure could use Lacy, whose 19-point-nine points per game leads the team, when they travel to take on number one Arizona Thursday. Though he won't play in that one, we'll update you on his return when we know more.