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March 8, 2009 at 11:06 AM

Cousins to Memphis? Awards to Huskies?

Slam Online is reporting today that Alabama big man DeMarcus Cousins has committed to Memphis, with a lot of quotes from Cousins himself, so this isn’t just some off-the-cuff report.
So I think we can conclude that his recruitment, and dalliance with Washington, is over. There were hints earlier in the week he was getting closer when he told an Alabama newspaper that he had narrowed his list to four, and didn’t include UW. Cousins had Washington on his list for a while (which I detailed last month) though it was always regarded as a long shot that he’d actually end up in Seattle. Still, UW coach Lorenzo Romar took a trip to Alabama last month to personally scout Cousins, indicative of the interest the Huskies had in him.
This likely cements the UW roster for 2009-10. UW has signed four players for next year, and all appear on track to make it in. The one question had been JC big man Charles Garcia Jr., But he took his official visit to UW over the weekend and said he’ll be good to go academically.
IN OTHER NEWS. …
Nick Daschel of Buster Sports says give all the major awards to UW, including Player of the Year to Jon Brockman. We should now by tomorrow. I’m still thinking there’s a chance they split some of these awards as some of them just seem too close to call this year.
— Noted RPI maven Jerry Palm is now doing daily projections of the bracket and in his Sunday morning update has UW as a No. 3 seed in Portland playing Stephen F. Austin in the first round with Texas in the second round.
Mike Tokito of The Oregonian has more on the scene at Edmundson Pavilion yesterday as well as a lot of links around the conference.
— In one link worth breaking out, UCLA freshman Jrue Holiday, brother of Husky guard Justin, says he’s still considering leaving after this season for the NBA.
— Also interesting — many UCLA players didn’t even bother watching the UW-WSU game, holding out little hope that the Huskies might lose.
— One more UCLA note — Bruins guard Darren Collison reiterated his stance that he doesn’t care much about the Pac-10 title, that he’s more worried about Final Fours.
— Finally, the Huskies are 12th in the RPI after yesterday’s games.

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