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Husky Men's Basketball

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August 18, 2007 at 11:39 AM

Pondexter feels more mature this year

I went to Friday’s first day of practice for UW’s trip to Greece intending to write a general update on the team.
But after talking to Quincy Pondexter for a while, I found what he was saying more interesting than anything else, so that’s what I went with in this story here.
Pondexter candidly admits that “I was real young and dumb last year” in how he approached the season and how he handled what came to him. In essence, he thought things could come a little easier for him, and when they didn’t he sulked a bit.
Included in his “young and dumb” attitude a year ago, he said, were his statements late in the season that he was considering leaving early for the NBA.
Now, he says, that’s not even in his thought process.
This could all be great news for the Huskies as a more mature Pondexter could be the X-factor for UW this season. He is an immensely talented player whose numbers could jump significantly this season, something UW may need to combat the loss of Spencer Hawes.
And the irony there, of course, is that a more mature Pondexter could have the kind of year that could just mean turning pro would be a legitimate option for him after this season.
For now, UW fans should take heart that Pondexter is back and ready to prove a lot of things after a freshman season that didn’t quite go the way he wanted. Also interesting was his revelation that he had a staph infection late in the year that caused him to lose 10 pounds or so. I remember hearing at the time that he was a little under-the-weather, but sounds as if it was more serious than let on.
He also battled an ankle injury at mid-season.
All things worth taking into account when considering how much better of a player he could be this season.

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