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February 17, 2009 at 5:24 PM

Aboya remains uncertain for Huskies

UW forward Jon Brockman calls UCLA’s Alfred Aboya “a warrior” and one of the more intense competitors he has faced during his four years with the Huskies — each entered the Pac-10 in 2005.
But the 6-9, 245-pound Aboya also has had some unfortunate injury history against UW, hurting his knee early in a game in 2006 that held him to just seven minutes, and sitting out against UW the following year when he hurt his kneee the previous game in Pullman — the only game he missed that season.
His tough luck against the Huskies may be about to strike again as Aboya, who is UCLA’s leading rebounder at 5.6, third-leading scorer at 9.6 and best interior defender, is struggling with a flu bug.
The LA Daily News is reporting today that Aboya says he hasn’t eaten since Saturday that he was non-commital about being able to play against the Huskies. The LA Times, meanwhile, reports Aboya is suffering from “bad flu symptoms,” apparently having caught something that is going around the team, and that Bruins head coach Ben Howland is hoping that he can return by Wednesday but that nothing is certain. The Times’ headline is “UCLA could face Washington without Aboya.”
Brockman got the better of Aboya in the last matchup in Seattle last month as the Huskies won 86-75. Brockman had 18 points and eight rebounds while Aboya was held to four points and four rebounds.
Brockman said Aboya is “strong and works really hard on the offensive glass. He’s one of those players that is definitely fun to play against.”
Right now, however, sounds as if it’s up in the air if that will happen on Thursday.

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