The 20-year-old Kingma was arrested Saturday morning on suspicion of possession of marijuana and minor exhibiting the effects of having consumed alcohol in a public place.
Washington State guard Brett Kingma, who joined the basketball team this season after transferring from Oregon, was arrested early Saturday morning on suspicion of possession of marijuana less than 40 grams, and minor exhibiting the effects of having consumed alcohol in a public place.
Pullman Police Sgt. Dan Dornes said officers approached Kingma at 1:53 a.m. after Kingma, a graduate of Jackson High School in Mill Creek, was seen “staggering all over the sidewalk.”
Dornes said police found Kingma, 20, to be in possession of “several grams” of marijuana, though fewer than 40. Both alleged offenses are misdemeanors.
A WSU spokesperson said coaches are aware of the situation.
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Washington was picked to finish eighth, while Washington State was picked to be 10th in the league in this year’s Pac-12 women’s basketball preseason coaches poll. Stanford was picked first, receiving the maximum 11 first-place votes.
Northwest opened its 2012-13 season with a 77-71 win over Vancouver Island in a nonconference contest.
Eastern Washington (1-22) beat Sacramento State for its first win of the season.
• Melanie Wade of UW was voted Pac-12 Defensive Player of the Week after recording six blocks and four digs in a five-set loss to Stanford.
• WWU’s Kayla Erickson was named GNAC Defensive Player of the Week.
The Associated Press and other sources contributed to this report.