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July 9, 2007 at 11:00 AM

Back at it

The week in isolation — a cabin with no phone service but great access to a beach — is over, and so is the hiatus from the blog.
It was heartening to come back and see that so many of you kept it going during my absence.
And as I feared, there was a bit of news breaking while I was away.
Artem Wallace was found not to have committed any crimes for the May incident at Alki Beach, as had been hinted at previously here and elsewhere, putting an end to all of that (though I would imagine Wallace will be putting his long-distance running skills — he annually wins the team’s mile race during pre-season conditioning — to good use).
Jrue Holiday committed to UCLA and Tyreese Breshers to Miami, leaving the Huskies now pursing the likes of Scott Suggs, the 6-5 shooting guard from St. Louis, and Terrence Jennings, the 6-9 forward-center from Mt. Zion Prep in North Carolina to fill out the Class of 2008.
I sense a little consternation over the loss of Holiday, but I still can’t see where losing a southern California player to UCLA can ever be considered as a mark against a Washington coach. As for Breshers, I think a few other schools were on him more aggressively and earlier in the process than UW and it was hard for the Huskies to make up ground.
Of note involving current Huskies this week is Jon Brockman’s participation in the Pan-Am Games tryouts Thursday-Saturday — hopefully they’ll get his first name right if he makes the team.
Brockman may have at least one ally on the coaching staff as assistant Mark Gottfried, who is the head coach at Alabama, is one of Lorenzo Romar’s closest friends in the business owing to their days together as assistants at UCLA.
If you checked away for the week, I hope you’ll again add us to your routine as we’re now officially back to regular duty.

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