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July 16, 2008 at 12:12 PM

Romar on KJR

UW basketball coach Lorenzo Romar was interviewed on KJR-AM in Seattle this morning and said, among other things, that the 13 scholarship players on the roster will “absolutely” be on the team this season.
Host Dave Mahler asked Romar about rumors concerning the roster and Romar said that “as far as our roster is concerned, we can’t talk about any potential recruits, but at this point you never know what’s going to happen with the roster. But we don’t have any scholarships to scholarship anyone else.” Asked if that meant the 13 players on the roster will be the 13 there this season, Romar said “absolutely, absolutely.”
Romar also said that unlike Arizona coach Lute Olson, he would still pursue “one-and-done” players, saying that “if he’s going to play for you while he’s there, I don’t turn him down.”
Romar was also asked about the potential impacts on the program of the departure of the Sonics and said there would be some benefit to getting all of the attention during basketball season. “You won’t have to share the coverage,” he said. “If things are going well for us, there could really be a big buzz about the Husky program.”
Asked if there was any downside to recruiting to a city without an NBA team, Romar said “I just think it’s an adjustment” and that there are lots of successful college programs in cities without NBA teams. “I still think it’s a fine sell,” he said.

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