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January 5, 2007 at 1:36 PM

Oregon’s Porter eyeing UW

Opened the mailbox after the game last night to find the latest issue of The Sporting News, which included this interview with Oregon freshman guard Tajuan Porter, who said the team he most wants to play this year is Washington.
Here’s a link to the story on the TSN Web site, as well, in which the 5-foot-6 Porter, when asked what game he is most looking forward to this season, says Washington.
He then elaborates to say he’s eagerly awaiting UW “because Lorenzo Romar cut me from the USA Basketball team (Romar coached the team this summer). Behind closed doors he tried to sugercoat it. He said he wasn’t cutting me because I was short. I can’t wait to play Washington. Just to get back at him.”
He’ll have to wait a few more weeks, however, as UW and Oregon don’t play until Jan. 25 in Seattle. Porter hasn’t been starting, but he may have to that night as Oregon’s usual point guard, Aaron Brooks, won’t be able to play in that game as part of his punishment for the hit he levied on Ryan Appleby at the Pac-10 Tournament last year.
Brooks, by the way, is leading the Pac-10 in scoring at 17.6 per game. Porter has leveled off after a fast start and is at 14.3 per game, 15th in the conference.

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