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Archives: June 2009

June
29th

Pondexter adds three as USA beats Russia

Here’s the latest from UW on Quincy Pondexter’s performance in U.S. exhibitions leading to the World University Games:


The USA beat Russia 67-63 in the final tune up game before facing Finland on July 3 in the World University Games opener. Team USA was 2-1 during the exhibition stretch of the tournament.


Husky Quincy Pondexter came off the bench and scored three points on 3-for-4 from the free throw line. He played 17 minutes on Monday and averaged just over 5.3 points per game in the three exhibition games.


More information is available at GoHuskies.com.

June
28th

Pondexer has six points in USA loss to Serbia

From a UW press release:


In the second exhibition game for Team USA at the World University Games in Belgrade, Serbia, the American’s lost 98-82 to host Serbia.


Quincy Pondexter came off the bench and played 16 minutes for Team USA. He scored six points, grabbed two rebounds and dished out an assist.


The full release is available at GoHuskies.com.

June
27th

Pondexter scores seven in USA win over Canada

UW senior-to-be Quincy Pondexter contributed seven points, two rebounds and a steal for the USA Men’s World University Games team on Saturday in a come-from-behind 85-81 win over Canada in Belgrade, Serbia. The U.S. trailed by 16 points in the first half and used a 28-14 fourth-quarter run to push ahead by the end.


More info at GoHuskies.com.

June
25th

Brockman reunited with Hawes in Sacramento

The Portland Trail Blazers picked UW forward Jon Brockman with the 38th pick overall in tonight’s NBA draft.


However, Brockman was quickly traded to the Sacramento Kings. That means Brockman will be reunited with former Husky Spencer Hawes instead of former Husky Brandon Roy of Portland.


"It’s truly a dream come true, just getting drafted into the NBA," Brockman said. "I don’t think I could ask for a better situation playing alongside my AAU teammate, and then college teammate and now NBA teammate. I don’t even know if that’s ever been done before in the NBA. But

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June
25th

Six Pac-10 players go in 1st round; no Brockman

The first round of the NBA draft has concluded.


Jon Brockman of UW hasn’t been taken yet, however he was generally projected as a second round pick.


However, six Pac-10 players did go in the first round: Six Pacific-10 Conference players were picked: James Harden of Arizona State went No. 2 to Oklahoma City, Jordan Hill of Arizona went No. 8 to New York, DeMar DeRozan of USC went No. 9 to Toronto, Jrue Holiday of UCLA went No. 10 to Philadelphia, Darren Collison of UCLA went No. 21 to New Orleans, Taj Gibson of USC went No.

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June
24th

UW hoops recruit won’t get into school

Men’s basketball coach Lorenzo Romar confirmed this afternoon that power forward Charles Garcia won’t be part of this fall’s incoming class due to academic issues.


Garcia is a 6-foot-9, 220-pound power forward, and as the only junior college transfer of this class, it had been hoped that he could step in immediately and help fill the void left by the departure of senior Jon Brockman.


However, he ran into grade troubles last winter, and apparently wasn’t able to solve them, at least to UW’s standards. He is apparently NCAA-eligible, however, as Romar said Garcia is likely headed to

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