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October 7, 2006 at 11:18 AM

Answer time

Sitting here waiting for the USC-UW football game to start so there’s some time to answer some of the basketball-related issues that have come on this board recently. So here goes:
— What’s Tre Simmons doing these days? He’s in Spain playing for Gran Canaria, whose roster is here. If you check this site here you can find updates on American players playing overseas.
The same questioner asked about Curtis Allen. He is done playing basketball and is an assistant at Portland State University, which will play at UW on Dec. 16.
— Can Joe Wolfinger get an injury redshirt for this season? Highly unlikely. He redshirted last year voluntarily. Sixth years are almost always granted only in the case of a player missing two straight seasons due solely to injury The only UW player I remember getting a sixth year in a major sport is receiver Patrick Reddick, who played as a true freshman, then missed two straight years due to injury. But you almost never hear of players getting an extra redshirt year when one of those redshirt years was voluntary. I also think the UW coaches want him to come back and play this season if he can recover, even if it’s just for a month or so.
—- Is the national media finally respecting the Huskies? I’m not one to usually jump on the “no respect” bandwagon. But I see why Husky fans are sometimes leery when I picked up the new USA Today Sports Weekly College Basketballl Preview in the airport and turned to the Pac-10 preview page.
Here’s verbatim how the magazine concluded its preview of UW: “After losing G Nate Washington before last season and then Brandon Roy after 2005-06, the Cougars are in a rebuilding phase.”
Yes, USA Today called maybe the most memorable player in UW history “Nate Washington” and then referred to the Huskies as the Cougars.
There is, however, a nice photo of Spencer Hawes.

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