Catching up on a few UW-related links, both basketball and football-related …
— Former UW guard C.J. Wilcox is one of 60 players who have been invited to the NBA pre-draft combine camp, which will be held this week in Chicago. Other Pac-12 players who will be in attendance: Jordan Adams (UCLA), Kyle Anderson (UCLA), Zach LaVine (UCLA), Jordan Bachynski (Arizona State), Jahii Carson (Arizona State), Spencer Dinwiddie (Colorado), Aaron Gordon (Arizona), Nick Johnson (Arizona), Dwight Powell (Stanford).
— Judging by his Twitter timeline — and the short blurb found on this link — it appears former UW safety Sean Parker is headed to mini-camp with Washington’s NFL franchise. Other UW undrafted free agents headed to camps include quarterback Keith Price (Seahawks), cornerback Greg Ducre (San Diego), kicker Travis Coons (Tennessee) and receiver Kevin Smith (Arizona).
— Athlon Sports is counting down its football preseason top 25, and Washington checks in at No. 24.
It’s a lengthy breakdown, but here’s a snippet:
“Petersen inherits the bulk of a 9–4 bowl team left behind by Steve Sarkisian, who bolted after five seasons for USC. Both lines are intact. If he can find some offensive playmakers, namely a quarterback, and rebuild the depleted secondary, Petersen could move the Huskies up a notch right away and make the rest of the Pac-12 understandably uncomfortable.”
— The National Football Post takes a look at the Titans draft class, which obviously includes former UW running back Bishop Sankey.
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