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White & Bush forgo MLB for Washington State

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By Washington State Athletics

PULLMAN, Wash. – A pair of Washington State Baseball incoming freshmen both chose to attend WSU after both were selected in the Major League Baseball Draft last month.
Right-handed pitcher Brandon White (6-8, 200) out of W.F. West High School was drafted in the 14th round by the Los Angeles Dodgers and left-handed pitcher Ky Bush (6-5, 225) out of Fremont High School in Utah was selected in the 40th round by the Kansas City Royals.
"Brandon and Ky are great kids who come from great families and we are very excited they chose to attend Washington State," head coach Marty Lees said. "Brandon and Ky will provide a boost to an already great incoming recruiting class who chose WSU to help us compete for championships and prepare for professional baseball."
 White was named to the All-USA Washington second team and was Co-Most Valuable Player of The Chronicle's All-Area Baseball Team, sharing the honor with fellow incoming Cougar freshman left-handed pitcher Tyson Guerrero. White went 7-2 with a 0.34 ERA, recorded 92 strikeouts with just 12 walks in 55 innings and was also named The Olympian's Senior Male Athlete of the Year.
"I am excited to head to Washington State, meet new people, play the game I love and help WSU compete for a national championship," White said. "I've always been a Coug fan, I really like the city of Pullman, the coaching staff and the Washington State campus. College is a great route to go, it will give me a chance to further my education, compete at a high level in the Pac-12, develop as a pitcher and prepare for a career in professional baseball."
Bush was named to the All-USA Utah Second Team and the Standard-Examiner All-Area Most Valuable Player. Bush went 5-2 with a 2.51 ERA and recorded 57 strikeouts in 39 innings. Bush also hit .308 with team-highs in RBI (22), doubles (6) and home runs (4).
"I loved Washington State on my official visit. The campus was great, the atmosphere was great, I loved the coaching staff and I wanted to pitch in the pac-12," Bush said. "I chose to go to WSU because I wanted to get my degree. WSU felt right, it felt like the right decision. All the young the guys get along well and we are excited to be a Coug!"
Ten members of the Washington State Baseball incoming freshman class were recently named to All-USA State teams.