DeAngelo Casto

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DeAngelo Casto: 6'8"/255 lbs. pos 4 (power forward)

Bio: DeAngelo Casto is coming off a remarkable Junior season in which he helped the Washington State Cougars reach the NIT Final Four for the first time in school history and earned a selection to the All-Pac-10 Second Team and All-Pac-10 Defensive Team.  His selection to the All-Defensive Team was his second consecutive, showing what is the biggest strength of his game as he moves forward with his career.

At 6'8" and 255 lbs., DeAngelo takes advantage of his strength and athleticism on the defensive end to shut down opposing post-players.  His tenacious attitude and smart positioning on defense has helped him average 2 blks/gm and 7 reb/gm the past two seasons.  Casto is the No. 2 shot blocker in Washington State history with 165.

DeAngelo has also developed into a more polished scorer throughout his career at Washington State.  This past season he raised his scoring average to 12 pts/gm and shot 57% from the field.  He has consistently improved his footwork and instincts in the post and is able to turn over either shoulder to get his shot off.  Casto's post-game is complemented by his relentless attack on the offensive glass, leading to easy put-backs and athletic finishes.

Career Stats:

SEASON GMS MIN PTS REB AST TO STL BLK PF FG% 3P% PPS
2008-2009 33 16.1 4.4 4.0 0.5 1.1 0.4 1.2 1.6 55.8
0.0 1.52
2009-2010 31 28.5 10.7 7.0
0.5 2.2 0.7 2.2 2.5 49.8 0.0
1.34
2010-2011 33 28.5 12.0 6.8 1.0 2.2 1.1 1.8 3.1 57.4 0.0 1.46

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DeAngelo Casto Video Links:

Washington State vs. Arizona State - 1/20/2011:
http://www.viddler.com/explore/vvgbasketball/videos/25/?secreturl=13947175

Washington State vs. Washington - 2/27/2011:
http://www.viddler.com/explore/vvgbasketball/videos/24/?secreturl=10350086

Washington State vs. USC - 3/3/2011:
http://www.viddler.com/explore/vvgbasketball/videos/23/?secreturl=11957962