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October 19, 2006 at 2:18 PM

Perry, Appleby, Artem impress early

The Huskies are five practices into the new season, which seemed a good time to get an update from coach Lorenzo Romar.
Here’s some of what he had to say today:
— Asked which players have shown improvement from a year ago, Romar mentioned Harvey Perry, Ryan Appleby and Artem Wallace. Perry, he said, “takes care of the ball better” than a year ago; Appleby “is doing more than spot shooting, he’s penetrating more and dishing more.” Wallace is “finishing plays, getting the ball to the basket and rebounding better.”
— Asked about the incoming players, Romar mentioned Phil Nelson. “The one thing we talked to him about is working hard and he’s been working hard,” Romar said.
— The Huskies now have 11 healthy players with walk-on guard Brandon Burmeister having returned from a foot injury. Spencer Hawes and Joel Smith are still out but Romar said the plan remains for them to be back by the first game (Joe Wolfinger, obviously, is also out, likely for the season).
— Adrian Oliver missed a couple of practices with an ankle injury but is now back, Romar said.
— Reflecing on Husky Hoopla a week later, Romar said “there are some adjustments that need to be made that we will make and it has the potential to be pretty good.” He said “as of this time” he plans on the event continuing. “We’ve got an entire year to plan for it now,” he said, instead of it being a “last-minute decision.”
— Romar said before practice began that the coaches would have to spend a little more time working on the basics of the team’s system early on, with so many new players. “The’ve picked things up pretty well,” he said.

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