December 22, 2005 at 5:23 PM
Here are a few notes and quotes as the Huskies prepare to take on Lehigh Friday night in their final non-conference game before beginning Pac-10 play.
Jensen said his shoulder – he had surgery on his left shoulder after it was dislocated before practice began and hasn’t played all season – feels fine.
But I also asked Harshman what he thinks of this year’s team and here’s what he said:
“I’ve been pleased with the young guys,” he said. “They show their youth at times, but they’ve got some competitors. (Dentmon) has played a little better than I thought he might. I watched practice a couple of times earlier in the year and I felt he had been more of a ‘me’ player in high school. He does create a lot, but he sees the court pretty well, and I think overall, he maybe does a better job than they did last year in reading situations.
“And then Brockman, he’s just gold and he’s going to get better all the time. I like (Artem) Wallace in practice, he just has less experience. He just needs to play more and he’s going to be a good player.
“I have high hops for (Joe Wolfinger, who is sitting out this year). I think we might finally have a real center there.
“Overall, I’m not sure I’ve seen anybody do a better job in three or four years than Lorenzo has because boy, when you’re down, it usually takes 3-4 years to get up where you want to be.”
Roy said he agreed with the comment of analyst Marques Johnson that Stewart finally looked like the same player who generated so much excitement while at Rainier Beach High.
“He was playing so hard and so nasty, like he had a chip on his shoulder,” Roy said.