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July 16, 2008 at 9:28 AM

ESPN lauds Huskies, Seattle hoops scene

Two good articles this morning on ESPN.com to draw to your attention:
— First is this piece by former Seattle PI columnist Ted Miller on the continually fruitful high school and AAU basketball scene in “the 206.” The story includes several quotes from UW coach Lorenzo Romar.
— Miller’s ESPN colleague Andy Katz leads off his Insider blog today with an item on UW, asking “Is Washington ready to challenge in the Pac-10?” Katz quotes UCLA coach Ben Howland as saying that the Huskies “should be taken seriously as a player in the Pac-10 this season.” There are a couple of more quotes from Romar, making the point that the team’s experience should be a plus this season, as should the added depth in the backcourt with the addition of the three freshmen.
“It’s the first time in three years we’ll have the experience,” Romar says in the article, something he has repeated in other venues, as well.
Romar also says that he expects Quincy Pondexter to have a breakout season, pointing in this story to the last four games of the Pac-10 season, including the 19-point game at Stanford and the 23-pointer against Cal.
Katz also says that Jon Brockman should compete with Arizona State’s James Harden, UCLA’s Darren Collison, Arizona’s Chase Budinger and maybe USC’s Taj Gibson for Pac-10 Player of the Year honors.
And he says that while UCLA and Arizona State have to be considered the two favorites in the Pac-10 that UW should be slotted in the next group with Arizona and USC.

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