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Robert Upshaw participating in all team activities for Huskies basketball team

The mystery surrounding Robert Upshaw, the Huskies’ 6-foot-11 center, won’t reach a resolution until UW takes the court for a basketball game and Upshaw is either in uniform or not.

What we do know, via a UW spokesperson, is this: Upshaw, who sat out the 2013-14 season after transferring from Fresno State, is participating in all team activities, including workouts, weight-lifting and the like.

What we don’t know — at least not for sure — is whether Upshaw will certainly play for the Huskies in 2014-15.

The mystery stems from Upshaw’s absence from the team bench during games last season, and from coach Lorenzo Romar’s subsequent hesitancy to discuss Upshaw’s status in any more detail than to say that “he’s just doing his thing, getting everything right.” Read more »


All dates and times announced for Huskies 2014-15 basketball schedule

You already know which teams the Washington Huskies men’s basketball team will play this upcoming season. But the official dates and times of their Pac-12 games were announced by the conference tonight, so here you go.

The full schedule is below. First, a couple of notes.

— If you’re a fan of killer deadlines for print journalists … this is not the schedule for you, thankfully. Washington plays only two 8 p.m. games in Pac-12 play, and only two Pac-12 games that begin at 7 p.m. So, 14 of the Huskies’ 18 conference games tip off at 6:30 p.m. or earlier. Read more »


Huskies announce 2014-15 nonconference basketball schedule

A home game against San Diego State, a game against Oklahoma in Las Vegas and a trip to Anaheim for a tournament highlight Washington’s nonconference 2014-15 men’s basketball schedule, which was just released by the school.

There isn’t much major here you haven’t already heard about — UW previously announced it would play in the Wooden Legacy tournament in Anaheim, Calif., from Nov. 27-30, as well as its Dec. 20 game against Oklahoma at the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas.

The San Diego State game is the return game of a home-and-home series that began at SDSU last season.

Here’s how the nonconference schedule lines up. The Pac-12 schedule will be announced at a later date: Read more »


Lance Lavetter leaves UW basketball for assistant job at Seattle U

Lance Lavetter, who worked the past 12 seasons as Washington’s director of basketball operations under coach Lorenzo Romar, has left UW to take an assistant coaching job on the staff of coach Cameron Dollar at Seattle University.

Lavetter and Dollar worked together at UW, where Dollar was an assistant from 2002-09.

Here’s the full release from Seattle U: Read more »


Washington will resume Gonzaga basketball series in 2016-17

Washington and Gonzaga will once again play each other on the basketball court.

The UW officially announced the long-anticipated return of the rivalry series, beginning in the 2016-17 season and spanning four years. The games will be played on-campus in Seattle and Spokane, though it has not yet been determined where the series will begin.

UW and Gonzaga haven’t met since Dec. 9, 2006. The Huskies and Bulldogs played each other every season from 1997-98 through 2006-07. Read more »


2016 point-guard recruit Jermaine Haley commits to UW

Per an announcement by his AAU coach Pasha Baines, 6-foot-6 point guard prospect Jermaine Haley from Burnaby, Canada, plans to play for the Washington Huskies.

It will be a while before Haley, a 2016 recruit, can sign a national letter of intent. But assuming he eventually does, he would give the Huskies a lengthy point guard to succeed Nigel Williams-Goss whenever he decides to pursue a pro career. Read more »


C.J. Wilcox one of nine Pac-12 players selected in NBA draft

C.J. Wilcox grew up in Utah, though his family has since relocated to San Diego.

Now, the former Washington Huskies shooting guard will join them in southern California.

Wilcox, the No. 2 scorer and most prolific 3-point shooter in Huskies history, will play professionally for the Los Angeles Clippers after being selected with the 28th overall pick on Thursday during the first round of the NBA draft.

Wilcox becomes the 11th first-round pick in UW history, and the seventh since coach Lorenzo Romar took over in 2002. He was also the fourth of six Pac-12 players drafted in the first round, joining Arizona forward Aaron Gordon (4th overall to Orlando), UCLA guard and Bothell native Zach LaVine (13th overall to Minnesota), UCLA guard Jordan Adams (22nd overall to Memphis), Stanford forward Josh Huestis (29th overall to Oklahoma City) and UCLA forward Kyle Anderson (30th overall to San Antonio). Read more »


C.J. Wilcox drafted 28th overall by Los Angeles Clippers

Former Washington Huskies shooting guard C.J. Wilcox, the No. 2 scorer in UW history, was selected 28th overall on Thursday by the Los Angeles Clippers during the first round of the NBA Draft.

Wilcox becomes the seventh UW player drafted in the first round during coach Lorenzo Romar’s 12-season tenure. Read more »