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Archives: April 2010

April
30th

Never doubt a Montana with the game on the line

Jake Locker audio, Spring Game (04-30)

Demitrius Bronson audio, Spring Game (04-30)

Luther Leonard audio, Spring Game (04-30)

Marek Domanski audio, Spring Game (04-30)

Oops! My bad.

Yes, I’m the fool-hearted reporter who tried to get a score out to the masses as soon as possible from the press box at Husky Stadium.

With a few minutes remaining, I gave you a 13-7 White team victory in the University of Washington’s spring game Friday night.

Nick Montana changed all that.

The newcomer quarterback from California, who last week in the team’s first full scrimmage looked raw and flustered, led the Purple offense on a game-winning 12-play, 80-yard scoring drive over the final 4:05 to pull out a 14-13 triumph.

And only did Montana pulled a win out of a loss, he did it twice.

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April
30th

Ross letter in; but Jones’ not

Terrence Ross is officially a Washington Husky, as his letter of intent has arrived at the school.

“Terrence Ross is rare in that he possesses a high-level combination of athleticism and is yet an outstanding shooter,” coach Lorenzo Romar said in a press release. “He’s just scratching the surface as how good he can be. He will definitely help with us trying to become a better-shooting basketball team. He gives us instant help in that regard. He also has great size and fits right in with what we’re trying to do defensively.”

However, Terrence Jones — who orally committed to

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April
30th

Q&A with UW’s new hoops Huskies

Washington scored a recruiting double today, being chosen by 6-9 forward Terrence Jones and 6-5 guard Terrence Ross at ceremonies at Jefferson High School in Portland.

Here are brief comments from both new Huskies.

TERRENCE JONES, five-star forward
Why UW)
I want to represent the West Coast, continue to play with (Terrence Ross) and try to win.

Did Coach Romar know?) He didn’t know either. He told me he hopes it’s him, but he didn’t know.

Hard decision?) Really tough. Honestly it came down to Kansas, Kentucky and Washington. I really almost grabbed the Kentucky hat right now

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April
30th

Five-star Terrence Jones picks UW

UW got a pair of Terrences today: Jones and Ross, from Jefferson High in Oregon.

Jones is a 6-foot-9 forward and McDonald’s All-American generally considered a five-star recruit among the top 10 national prospects available this season. He arrived at Portland’s Jefferson High School gym wearing an all black suit and a pair of sparkly earrings.

Before his announcement he teared up briefly, thanking those who have helped him through his high school career. He also thanked the coaches from schools that had recruited him: Kansas, Oklahoma, Oregon, UCLA, UW and Kentucky… in that order and heightening the suspense before

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April
30th

Terrence Ross wearing Husky gear

Terrence Ross has cut in half the suspense today at Jefferson High School in Portland. He has just walked in wearing a Washington cap and sweatshirt.

But the main issue remains: Which of those six caps (post below) will Terrence Jones wear?

April
30th

Six caps on a Portland table…

I’m at Jefferson High School in Portland, awaiting the 3:30 p.m. press conference when Terrence Jones and Terrence Ross will announce the colleges they will attend.

For now the only hints are the six college caps on a table here: Kentucky. Washington, UCLA, Oregon, Oklahoma and Kansas.

April
30th

Five things to look for at today’s UW Spring Game

Busy day. Glad the five weeks are over. Part of me thinks spring camp, considering the grand scope of it, is pointless in many regards, just because many of the position battles reset all over again next August for fall camp.

Remember what spring ball did for Demitrius Bronson in 2009? Virtually nothing. He played sparingly in the regular season.

That’s not to discount coaching evaluation – and UW coach Steve Sarkisian has gotten plenty of footage of some of the lesser-known up-and-comers who could be vying for key reserve roles next season.

Heading up early. Doing a little shopping in the U-District this afternoon. Then it’s off to the game from the press box. Here are five things I’m specifically going to hone in on tonight:

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April
30th

Terrences to makes hoops homes known

Nationally ranked basketball recruits Terrence Jones and Terrence Ross will make their college choices known at 3:30 this afternoon during a news conference at Jefferson High School in Portland.

Both have listed Washington among their top choices.

Several Internet reports list Ross as solid for UW, while Jones also is said to be considering Arizona, Kansas, Kentucky, Oklahoma, Oregon and UCLA.

Jones is a 6-foot-9 forward rated among the top 10 recruits in the country, and Ross is a 6-5 guard rated among the top 50.

Washington already has announced 6-7 forward Desmond Simmons and 7-foot center Aziz N’Diaye in

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