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Husky Men's Basketball

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

October 23, 2007 at 4:45 PM

Practice report

Watched a bit of practice today and what I saw was a team working heavily on defense.
There was a lot of work on the zone (which can obvioulsy help the offense, as well, as operating against the zone was a problem at times for UW last year), and a lot of footwork-type defensive drills, seeming to continue what has been the emphasis of the team so far.
Coaches view the key to the season as limiting turnovers and getting defensive stops, thinking that they will get enough scoring. So defense and taking care of the ball are the two big things the team is working on in the pre-season, and players who excel in those areas are the ones who are likely to get the most playing time.
The Huskies had an intrasquad scrimmage Saturday and word is the stars were Jon Brockman and Tim Morris.
Also said to be impressing early is Ryan Appleby, not only with his shooting but his ballhandling, understanding the offense and not turning the ball over.
The freshmen who are standing out the most are Venoy Overton and Matthew Bryan-Amaning. Justin Holiday is also expected to help this season while just how much Darnell Gant may contribute is still a little uncertain.
Joe Wolfinger remains on a 90-minute limit but he has been steadily progressing.
Adrian Oliver continues to wear a mask to protect his nose.
The Huskies will have a closed practice game Sunday with Concordia University in Irvine, Calif. The team’s coach is Ken Ammann who was an assistant for Lorenzo Romar at Pepperdine.
However, as I wrote, this is a closed scrimmage and by NCAA rules, no stats can be kept, no media present, etc., so I won’t be able to give a detailed report of it.

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