Men's Basketball Signs Another International Player

April 30, 2001

PULLMAN, Wash. - Pawel Stasiak, a native of Warsaw, Poland has signed a National Letter of Intent, Washington State Men's Basketball Head Coach Paul Graham announced, Monday.

Stasiak, a 6-foot-11, 220-pound forward, is the first Polish player in Washington State history. He spent the last two years at Cloud County Community College in Concordia, Kan.

He averaged four points and 3.5 rebounds while averaging 16 minutes per game last season for a program that has had 29 winning seasons in the last 33 years.

'Pawel is a very athletic kid with a tremendous upside,' Cloud County Head Coach Kevin Muff said. 'He can run the floor, has good hands and passes well. He is going to be a great player with the intangibles he has. His post defense is a strength as well.'

Stasiak joins Shaminder Gill, signed last week, and Thomas Kelati, signed last fall, as part of the Cougars' recruiting class.

'Pawel is your prototypical international player,' Graham said. 'He can shoot from outside, plays good defense and helps your offense with his hands and decision making. At 6-11, 220, he gives us added size and will help us inside immediately.'

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