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March 6, 2006 at 3:26 PM

Awards time

The honors are coming almost as quick as the wins for the Washington Huskies these days — and obviously the two are related.
Brandon Roy was named the Pac-10 Player of the Year today. Here’s a link to a story on seattletimes.com.
Roy just held a news conference at the school to talk about the award and I’ll have a full report on that on our site and in the paper Tuesday.
He said winning the honor was a big deal.
“I’ll be the most grateful person to ever receive it,” he said today while talking about the adversity he has faced at UW, including his academic problems that delayed his arrival and the knee injury he suffered last year that required surgery.
“I’m like a kid in a candy story right now. I’m just very excited.”
Justin Dentmon and Jon Brockman were also named to the Pac-10’s All-Freshman Team and Roy was also named to the All-Pac-10 team. Jamaal Williams and Bobby Jones received honorable mention.
I thought the all-conference teams went almost exactly to script. The only real surprise might have been that Gabe Pruitt of USC made it despite missing a few weeks with an injury. But as a player, he’s certainly deserving.
UW coach Lorenzo Romar also met the media here and said the obvious — that it’s nice to see his players get recognized, especially because he thinks they all went about it the right way, worrying about winning games first.
Also, UW has risen in the polls a bit: No. 13 in ESPN’s poll, and 12th in the AP poll.
And in ESPN’s bracketology, the Huskies are a No. 4 seed with a favorable location in San Diego.
Also today ESPN has unveiled its All-American team, and Brandon Roy has made the first team.

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