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November 9, 2005 at 5:50 PM

All in

Not that there was any doubt, but the Huskies today received the signed letters-of-intent from all four of the basketball players who had committed with UW earlier this fall.
The class is led by Seattle Prep center Spencer Hawes, who on Sunday was named as the No. 1 player on the Long Beach Press-Telegram’s Best in the West list of the top 15 recruits on the West Coast.
Each of UW’s other recruits were also on the list – swingmen Quincy Pondexter of Fresno, Calif., (No. 5 on the Best in the West poll), and Phil Nelson of McNary, Ore. (12); and guard Adrian Oliver of Modesto, Calif. (No. 13).
UW’s official news release announcing the signing calls it “arguably the best in school history.”
As Rick Neuheisel would say “the proof is in the pudding.” Meaning, we’ll all know whether that’s true a few years from now.
Still, the class is another huge step in the right direction for the hoops team, which keeps the good news rolling at the same rate as bad news greets the football team.
But UW coach Lorenzo Romar isn’t shying away from the hype.
Romar said he wouldn’t say it’s the best class he’s ever been around – which includes the 1994 UCLA class that included Charles O’Bannon, Toby Bailey and J.R. Henderson – “but I’m not sure there have been any that were better.”
Also, guard Ryan Appleby was expected to miss practice today with a sprained ankle suffered Tuesday though it’s not considered serious.

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