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Archives: June 2006

June
28th

Romar a “proud papa” after draft

UW coach Lorenzo Romar’s reactions to Brandon Roy and Bobby Jones’ selection in the NBA draft Wednesday night: “I’m just like a proud papa. I’m excited for those guys that they’re both going to have great, great opportunities to get their dreams met.”


ON ROY IN THE ROSE CITY: I think he will fit in just fine. I think playing for Nate McMillan and his staff is going to be just right for him. I’m very happy for him.


SUMMING UP ROY’S CAREER AT UW: He joined us late as a freshman, he got in condition, he came

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June
28th

Bobby Jones taken in second round

UW forward Bobby Jones was selected by the Minnesota Timberwolves early in the second round, the 36th pick overall. The T-wolves then shipped Jones off to Philadelphia.


Afterward, Jones said he was just happy to be on the roster of a team that wants him enough to trade for him.


ON GETTING THE CALL FROM HIS AGENT SAYING HE WAS GOING TO BE PICKED AND THEN TRADED TO PHILLY: I was estatic and excited to know that I did get picked. I was excited and I was overwhelmed, and I’ve been celebrating ever since. I’m happy somebody wanted

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June
28th

Brandon Roy sixth overall

Brandon Roy was just selected by Minnesota with the No. 6 overall NBA pick. Indications are that Roy will end up in Portland, which has reportedly made a deal with the Timberwolves.


Roy becomes the highest-picked Husky since Bob Houbregs went with the third pick in the 1953 draft.

June
25th

Hawes better than Tim Duncan?

Incoming UW big-man Spencer Hawes is in San Antonio this week trying out for the US under-18 national basketball team, coached by Lorenzo Romar.


Apparently, he’s making quite an impression — enough to be compared favorably to the Spurs’ Tim Duncan at a similar stage of his career.


For anyone looking to get very very excited about the coming UW hoops season, click here.

June
24th

Hoops sked highlights

As I mentioned in a story today, the UW men’s basketball schedule keeps getting more and more interesting.


The non-conference schedule already holds such interesting opponents as LSU, Gonzaga and Pepperdine. Now, the conference schedule appears ready to open with a bang.


The unofficial Pac-10 schedule shows the Huskies opening conference play Dec. 28 at USC, which would mark the first Pac-10 game played at the Trojans’ new 10,258-seat Galen Center.


Two days later, the Huskies are scheduled to visit UCLA for an early season match of two projected conference contenders.


The Pac-10 expects to

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