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January 29, 2007 at 9:33 PM

Conroy ecstatic

I talked to Will Conroy for a while tonight as he was changing planes in Dallas on his way from Tulsa to Memphis, where tomorrow he will officially become a member of the Grizzlies.
“I’m excited, but you know, I’ve got to relax a little bit,” he said.
Conroy is trying to take it in stride. Though this is the culmination of a dream, he also feels as if he belongs in the NBA.
“This is just the beginning for him,” said UW assistant coach Cameron Dollar tonight. “It was only a matter of time and we are just excited for him. He’s going to be there for a long time because he works so hard and he’s committed to being a team player and helping guys win.”
Conroy was showing NBA teams all of that in Tulsa of the NBA DL.
As of Monday, he was leading the league in assists at 10.3 while also averaging 15.8 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. He also had three triple-doubles and the front page of the league’s web site Monday touted him as the league’s career leader in that category.
Conroy agreed with his former UW assistant coach when he said he felt “it wasn’t a matter of if, but when” he would get a call from an NBA team.
It came Monday morning as he lifted weights with the rest of his Tulsa team.
He had told his coach, Joey Meyer, of plans to drive to drive to Oklahoma City later in the day night to see Roy and the Blazers play Monday night.
“He said if he were me, he wouldn’t go anywhere,” Conroy said. The call came a short while later.
Conroy is the fourth Romar-era Husky currently in the NBA, joining Roy (Portland), Robinson (New York Knicks) and Jones (Philadelphia).
Like each of those three has already done, he hopes to someday soon make a homecoming as professional
The Grizzlies play at Seattle on Feb. 20, meaning Conroy will have to earn another 10-day contract — or maybe even a longer deal — to play in that game.
“That will be sweet if I make it to then,” he said.
Here’s Conroy’s stats page from the NBADL web site.

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