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April 25, 2007 at 8:09 AM

Abbott picks ASU

Ty Abbott made official last night the speculation that had been going around earlier in the day — that he will attend Arizona State.
Here’s a story on his commitment from the East Valley Tribune.
The 6-3 guard from Phoenix had also seriously considered Washington State and Washington, visiting each school last weekend — he left UW on Monday.
But in the end, staying at home was apparently the key thing for Abbott, who became available when he got out of a LOI signed earlier with New Mexico when that school fired Ritchie McKay.
So UW’s roster for the 2007-08 season appears set, pending Spencer Hawes’ decision on whether or not to turn pro.
Here’s how it figures to look:
07-08 roster
SENIORS
G – Ryan Appleby
G – Tim Morris
JUNIORS
G – Justin Dentmon
F – Jon Brockman
F – Artem Wallace
G – Joel Smith
SOPHOMORES
C – Joe Wolfinger
C – Spencer Hawes
F – Quincy Pondexter
G – Adrian Oliver
FRESHMEN
F – Matthew Bryan-Amaning
F – Darnell Gant
G – Justin Holiday
G – Venoy Overton
TOTAL 14.
Comment:
This still leaves UW just one over the limit and as has been discussed here before, Tim Morris can be moved to walk-on status if necessary, so even if Hawes stays — for now, probably best not to count on that — the numbers will apparently work out.
One other comment is how evenly spaced the classes seem now, which is what you want as a program begins to mature. Obviously, early entry and transfers can always change things. But if all goes to form, UW shouldn’t be count in any more situations where it suddenly is too young.

08-09 roster
SENIORS
G – Justin Dentmon
F – Jon Brockman
C – Artem Wallace
G – Joel Smith
JUNIORS
C – Joe Wolfinger
C – Spencer Hawes
F – Quincy Pondexter
G – Adrian Oliver
SOPHOMORES
F – Matthew Bryan-Amaning
F – Darnell Gant
G – Justin Holiday
G – Venoy Overton
FRESHMEN
G – Isaiah Thomas
G – Elston Turner
TOTAL 14.
Comment: Thomas and Turner have committed but can’t sign until November. No way Hawes will still be here this long, however, so probably more accurate to say it’s 13. That obviously leaves the question of how they get any more guys into this class. But it always seems to work out doesn’t it? The fall of 2008 is a long time from now and a lot can happen.

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