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Tweet link: Wroten dealt to Philadelphia 76ers

Per usual, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski is out front Thursday with the news of Tony Wroten being dealt to the Philadelphia 76ers.

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Tony Wroten opts for the NBA (updated 8:22 p.m. with conference call quotes)


As expected, talented freshman guard Tony Wroten has decided to forgo his final three years of eligibility and enter the NBA draft. Wroten will sign with an agent, making it impossible for him to return.

The University of Washington released this press release moments ago.

“I have been talking with my friends and family and I just felt like this was the right time,” Wroten said of his decision that he decided to announce on the same day of his mother Shirley’s birthday. “I love the University of Washington, but I just feel that it’s best

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Pac-12 postseason awards: Lorenzo Romar named coach of the year; Tony Wroten wins freshman of the year

The conference awards are finally out and head coach Lorenzo Romar was named coach of the year and Tony Wroten was named freshman of the year.  I’m sure Husky fans will be upset about Terrence Ross or Tony Wroten not winning player of the year.  Yes, Jorge Gutierrez’s stats aren’t as good, and he two bad last games, but coaches vote on this and coaches love Gutierrez. Realistically, this vote wasn’t just based on this year, but his entire four years at California. Could Ross and Wroten have canceled each other out? It’s possible, but both were named first-team all-conference.

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Wroten named one of five finalists for 2012 Wayman Tisdale freshman of the year award

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Tony Wroten was named one of five finalists for the 2012 Wayman Tisdale Award voted on by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association. The award goes to the nation’s top freshman.

Joining Wroten as finalists are Anthony Davis and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist of Kentucky, Cody Zeller of Indiana and Austin Rivers of Duke.

Here’s a stat comparison of the finalist ….

STATS Tony Wroten Austin Rivers M. Kidd-Gilchrist Anthony Davis Cody Zeller
Season 2011 2011 2011 2011 2011
MPG 29.400 32.160 31.231 31.192 28.160
PPG 16.440 14.960 12.269 14.000 15.360
FGM 148 127 105 140 138
FGA 314 282 221 215 213
FG% 47.1 45.0 47.5 65.1 64.8
FTM 106 77 98 84 108
FTA 188 118 130 119 139
FT% 56.4 65.3 75.4 70.6 77.7
3PM 9 43 11 0 0
3PA 45 105 39 6 0
3P% 20.0 41.0 28.2 0.0 0.0
RPG 4.720 3.120 7.731 9.885 6.360
ORPG 1.960 0.640 2.577 3.038 2.240
DRPG 2.760 2.480 5.154 6.846 4.120
APG 3.520 2.120 2.154 0.923 1.120
A/T 0.900 0.900 0.900 1.000 0.700
TOPG 4.000 2.320 2.308 0.923 1.520
SPG 1.920 0.960 1.154 1.462 1.400
BPG 0.160 0.040 1.077 4.885 1.360
FPG 2.840 2.120 2.308 2.038 2.800
EffFG% 48.5 52.6 50.0 65.1 64.7

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Noon hoops: Shine or shrink? What will the Huskies to do?

Yes, the Huskies have won two straight road games. But the experience of those two games does little to prepare them for what they will face today.

From my story in today’s paper …

Even coach Lorenzo Romar, who has refused to downplay the two road wins over the Pacific-12 Conference dregs, knows that his team is in for its toughest test away from Alaska Airlines Arena.

Tougher than Duke in Madison Square Garden.

With ESPN’s College Gameday on hand, and Arizona fans planning a “white out” celebration, the sellout atmosphere figures to be

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