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Husky Men's Basketball

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

July 9, 2007 at 7:26 PM

Overton update

With the Artem Wallace situation cleared up, one of the final remaining personnel questions for the Huskies regards Venoy Overton’s eligibility.
I talked to Overton for a little while today to get a sense of what’s going on.
Overton said he recently took the SAT again for a final time and is waiting for the results, which he said should come any day.
He is also taking a few summer school courses on-line in an attempt to raise his core GPA, which he said will probably last about another six weeks.
So that means, depending on Overton’s SAT score, it could be a little while still before his situation is finalized — eligibility is determined on a sliding scale combining standardized test scores and GPA.
“It’s close,” Overton said. “Real close.”
But Overton also said he fully expects to be playing for the Huskies next season.
“I’m hoping to be there in the fall,” he said. “That’s what I’m shooting for. I believe I’ll be ready for the fall. That’s what the coaches tell me.”
In the meantime, Overton has been staying sharp on the court, sometimes attending pickup games with the Huskies.
“I’ve been going to UW, working out, running with some of the guys,” Overton said. “Trying to play every day.”

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