Cougars' Harthun suspended for alleged marijuana possession

Former South Medford High standout and current Washington State University freshman Michael Harthun has been suspended three games from the men's basketball team for alleged marijuana possession, as reported by the Seattle Times.

A Washington State campus spokesman said Wednesday that Harthun was contacted by police at a school dormitory on suspicion of possessing less than 40 grams of marijuana Sunday night. Harthun was not cited, but the case was forwarded to the Whitman County prosecutor for possible charges.

Bennett had contemplated redshirting Harthun this season but decided against it because of the stellar outside shooting displays put on in practice by the 6-foot-3, 180-pound guard.

Harthun, a first-team all-state point guard while playing for South Medford last season, made his collegiate debut against Sacramento State last Friday but did not play in last Tuesday's game against Canisius. He will be reinstated for Tuesday's game against Idaho State in Pullman, Wash., said Bennett.

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