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Husky Men's Basketball

The latest news and analysis on Husky men's hoops.

June 16, 2007 at 4:07 PM

Notes from the 11-foot hoops game

The 11-foot exhibition game ended in a 90-60 win for the Black team, which obviously doesn’t mean anything unless you watched and knew who any of the players were.
But that was kind of the point. The result was irrelevant. What mattered was the game itself.
Hard to say if the game persuaded very many people that the rules need to be changed so dramatically, but it was certainly a worthy experiment by all involved. Some players felt the higher hoop really didn’t change much at all, while others thought it did, and some thought the effects were subtle that might lessen with more time practicing.
Certainly, the players tried to get the ball inside more, and there were no dunks and less reliance on the three-point shot.
I’ll have more on the 11-foot game in Sunday’s paper.
For UW fans, the most interesting sight might have been watching Husky coach Lorenzo Romar and Spencer Hawes engage in a rather long conversation in the stands behind one basket. Hawes attended most of the game after arriving back in town last night from his workout with Sacramento on Friday.
Neither coach nor player, however, revealed much about Hawes’ future. Hawes said only that he has yet to officially decide anything, though he will soon as the deadline is Monday afternoon. Romar, as expected, said he had nothing definitive to report, either.
Romar, however, did say that the team recently elected captains for next season in a vote of players. The three elected were Jon Brockman, Ryan Appleby and Tim Morris. Last year, only Brockman was a captain.

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