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June 11, 2008 at 9:42 AM

Pondexter note from FOX

Jeff Goodman of Fox Sports wrote a little while ago on his blog that he planned to post an item on every Division-I team in the country this off-season
Yesterday, he got around to writing about UW, with a brief note reporting that Lorenzo Romar says he thinks Quincy Pondexter is poised for a breakout year next season and that Pondexter “has been great” in spring workouts.
Goodman notes that Romar holds that belief despite the fact that Pondexter’s scoring and shooting numbers each dropped last year from his freshman season, which is true — scoring from 10.7 to 9.9. and shooting from .498 to .452.
However, the scoring went up last season when considering only Pac-10 games — from 8.4 as a freshman to 9.8 last season.
And what I think Romar finds more relevant statistically is Pondexter’s output the last eight games of the season when he averaged 13.25 points per game, scoring nine or more in every contest (double figures in six of them). Pondexter also shot 40-75 in that stretch and averaged 6.75 rebounds (compared to 4.8 for the season). All of those games were against Pac-10 teams or Valparaiso, which the coaches think give the numbers even further validity.
ON NBA OFFICIATING — I see a few of you used the comments section to muse on the big NBA news of yesterday — Tim Donaghy’s claims of tainted officiating in past playoff games. I’ve always resisted being a conspiracy theorist. But as a longtime Sonics follower (I attended my first game in 1970) who has sadly witnessed the disgraceful manner in which David Stern has handled the situation here (blatantly lying and spinning the evidence to make it fit his wishes) I am now willing to believe anything Donaghy or anyone else says about the league. I’ll admit I couldn’t help thinking that the NBA needed the Lakers to win last night when all those whistles kept going against the Celtics early on. That’s the bed Stern has made with many of us up here.

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