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October 25, 2008 at 3:52 PM

Weekend update

The Huskies have completed their first week of practicing, capping it Friday with an intrasquad scrimmage.
Word on the street is that the three best players so far are who you might expect — Jon Brockman, Quincy Pondexter and Isaiah Thomas. Brockman, showing more versatility, and Pondexter, showiing more command of all of his skills, are each looking better than before while Thomas has arrived as advertised. The team is likely to revolve around those three players this season.
The other early standout has been Justin Dentmon, who is playing a different role this season — more off-guard and less point guard — and thriving in that spot, having improved his shot and in great shape..
An early guess at a starting lineup sounds like those four plus Matthew Bryan-Amaning, though lineups are notoriously fluid at UW — head coach Lorenzo Romar isn’t likely to box himself into one publicly until just before the season starts.
Joe Wolfinger and Justin Holiday are also showing some improvement looking like they will have larger roles, with Wolfinger’s contingent on keeping that foot healthy.
The team is adding depth as Artem Wallace has returned to full practice, though still somewhat limited and not likely to be 100 percent in terms of being at the peak of his game-shape condition for a little while. Darnell Gant has returned to take part in much of practice and should return to being able to take part fully this week. Tyreese Breshers remains sidelined, however, and still may be a week or two away, which could lend itself to a redshirt season, though nothing will be set on that for a while.
As far as picking off any of the Arizona de-commits, the general thought is that the Huskies are very in play for Abdul Gaddy but probably not as much for Mike Moser. For one thing UW already has two big players for the Class of 2009 with the recent commitment of Clarence Trent, making a perimeter player more of a priority for the final spot.

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