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Archives: May 2010


Nebraska, USC game times set; networks almost

Kickoff times are coming in fast, and the Washington Huskies have two more in prime time.

The second home game against Nebraska – Sept. 18 – will kick off at 12:30 p.m. PDT, and be televised on ABC Sports.

Two weeks later, a return date for UW coach Steve Sarkisian to Los Angeles and Southern California will be carried by ABC Sports, ESPN or ESPN2. Start time is 5 p.m. PDT.

The season opener at Brigham Young had already been previously set for 4 p.m. PDT in Provo, Utah, and will be televised by CBS College Sports.


Gaddy, other local names, to be at USA camp

As previously announced, point guard Abdul Gaddy of UW and formerly Bellarmine Prep of Tacoma will be part of the USA men’s U-18 national team training camp June 14-16 in San Antonio. Also attending will be Joshua Smith of Kent and Kentwood High, and Terrence Jones of Jefferson High in Portland and who-knows-where-else also will participate.

The camp will be used to select the 12-member team that will represent the USA at the 2010 FIBA Americas U18 Championship.

Announced on March 17 as accepting invitations to attend the 2010 USA Basketball U18 National Team training camp were: Tracy Abrams

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Romar — and Calipari — agree on leaving committed recruits alone

The protocol of coaches regarding orally committed recruits has been a hot topic since last week when Portland/Jefferson five-star forward Terrence Jones’ status moved into that recruiting limbo of oral-but-not binding commitment.

During a Monday media event, UW coach Lorenzo Romar was asked his policy in similar situations:

“Once they say, ‘I’m going to another school,’ I wish you the best.”

However, that changes if a player later changes his mind, as was the case with Jones’ high school teammate and new UW commit Terrence Ross, who originally gave an oral commitment to Maryland.

“Sometimes a kid will be committed

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Next UW team finally fits Romar vision

Coach Lorenzo Romar said today that he believes his current team has more potential than he saw in last season’s Sweet 16 team at this time last year.

More than that, he seems to feel that he’s finally assembled the kind of team that can play what he wants Husky basketball to be.

Here’s the way he put it today:

“This is kind of our third generation team. First generation: Brandon Roy, Nate Robinson and that era. Second generation: Jon Brockman, Justin Dentmon and all those guys, Quincy Pondexter. Now this is going into a third era, generation, whatever you

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Thomas and Holiday 2010-11 captains

Coach Lorenzo Romar announced today that senior Justin Holiday and junior Isaiah Thomas have been voted team captains for the 2010-11 men’s basketball season.

They were voted by their fellow teammembers, which is Romar’s custom. (He said last season was the only time he remembers simply appointing the captain: senior Quincy Pondexter.)

Romar also said Thomas is coming along nicely from his recent surgery to remove a bone spur from this big toe.

“He’s off his crutches,” Romar said. “He’s walking around in a boot with a smile on his face …hair cut nice and neat.”


Terrence Ross: A more athletic Tre Simmons

Coach Lorenzo Romar has just briefed the media in some detail about latest recruit Terrence Ross.

Romar said among previous players he’s coached, Ross might be most like Tre Simmons … but more athletic.

Romar also admitted that Ross is something like a player on the current roster: redshirt freshman C.J. Wilcox:

“In some ways they probably are similar, but C.J. probably has quicker feet,” Romar said. “But Terrence Ross is probably the better athlete – and C.J.’s a good athlete. C.J. may have the edge on him a little bit as a shooter, but it’s pretty close.


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