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June 13, 2006 at 7:14 PM

Jones stock soaring?

Bobby Jones, that is. And yes is the apparent answer.
In case you missed it, here’s our story today on how the NBA draft status of Jones appears to be rising after his play at the Orlando Pre-Draft Camp last week.
First round is obviously the most optimistic possible scenario for Jones and second round is still the most likely destination for Jones.
I know some people might wonder why Jones could be taken when Will Conroy and Tre Simmons weren’t a year ago.
But one thing to keep in mind is what Jones does well – play defense – something that is hard to find. If NBA people think he can do that at an NBA level, they’ll take a chance on him.
Here also is a breakdown of Orlando camp from NBAdraft.net that again makes the Bruce Bowen comparison.
And here’s a scouting report on Jones from CNNSI.com.
Jones has six workouts left, which will allow him to further state his case.
Interestingly, he said his workout in Minnesota is supposed to include J.J. Redick, who now becomes one of the more-watched players in the draft after his arrest forDUI.
Schedule filling out
Included in our story today was a mention that the Huskies will play Nicholls State as part of the Basketball Travelers Classic Nov. 12-14.
Here’s a link to the school’s basketball site, which includes the news that Nicholls State went 9-18 last season.
Pepperdine and Northern Iowa are also in the tournament and will provide UW a lot more competition than Nicholls State probably will.
Also, the Huskies are continuing to try to finalize a game at Missouri for next season, with a possible date of Jan. 20.
Currently, that’s the day the Huskies are scheduled to play at Washington State (a Saturday), which means the Huskies will have to work with the Cougars to move that game, possibly earlier in the week.
However it works out, that could be a particularly taxing part of the schedule for the Huskies next year. UW is scheduled to play at Stanford Jan. 11 and at Cal Jan. 13 and then at WSU Jan. 20.
That’s obviously the same three-game set that the Huskies whiffed on this year, losing each one.
Throw a game at Missouri into that mix somehow – potentially giving UW four straight road games – and that’s as tough an in-conference season stretch as the Huskies will have played in a long time.

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