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May 23, 2008 at 9:43 AM

Friday notes

A few notes for a rainy Friday morning. ….
— As is being reported elsewhere (mainly, by Softy over at KJR-AM), I have also heard that Elston Turner Jr., has apparently crossed a final hurdle in becoming eligible for next season, but I was trying to get an official on-the-record confirmation and more clear details before passing it along. Since it’s out there, I’ll say that I heard yesterday that he was going to be eligible, something UW coach Lorenzo Romar has insisted all along.
Romar has said all along he expected all four freshmen to make it, and it now sounds like they all have. That obviously leaves the question of fitting 14 players into 13 available scholarships. I wish I could tell you how they are going to do that, but at the moment, I don’t know for sure. I know some of you would like to hear the speculation of how they may get it done, but I don’t really feel comfortable doing that on a public forum such as this. Trust me, when I have more certainty on how they may get it done, I’ll pass that along.
— Brian Dohn of the LA Daily News reports that Josh Shipp will return for his senior season at UCLA. He was one of four Bruins to put his name in for the NBA Draft. Sounds as if the Bruins might end up losing just two players — Kevin Love and Russell Westbrook. Add J’mison Morgan and the rest of that recruiting class, and the Bruins suddenly loom as a Final Four favorite yet again.
Brooks Hatch of the Corvallis Gazette-Times has a lot of notes from a talk by new Beavers coach Craig Robinson on Thursday. Included is the news that the Beavers have signed a transfer from Indiana (though Hatch writes he doesn’t know if that’s simply the state or the school) and that North Carolina transfer Alex Stepheson is looking at Oregon State.
All for now.

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