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June 24, 2009 at 10:17 PM

Wednesday night notes

Spent a little time up at UW this afternoon and saw a few of the basketball players and coaches as they wrapped up their day’s work with the youth basketball camp at Hec Ed. I was hoping to see a little pickup action afterward but instead I saw some individual workouts — Abdul Gaddy must have taken 200 three-pointers in the half-hour or so I was there.
Anyway, here are a few other notes and rumors gleaned along the way to pass along.
— In case you missed it, I wrote this story for the Thursday paper previewing what draft night may hold for Jon Brockman. Everything this time of year is rumors and almost impossible to substantiate. But one thing I heard is that Portland is likely not the team that is selecting Brockman, with strong rumblings instead that it could be San Antonio where he is headed. The Spurs created some roster room earlier this week with a couple of trades that netted them Richard Jefferson in return.
— The news earlier in the day on Charles Garcia raised the question among some of you whether there is any chance Joe Wolfinger could return to the roster. I was told there’s not as he is pretty much signed, sealed and delivered to The Citadel. Wolfinger apparently was attracted to the school because it has an immediate need for a big man and also runs a high-post style offense that he thinks will suit his skills.
— In fact, sounds as if there’s no guarantee at all that UW tires to fill the scholarship for this season as the Huskies could instead just hold it for the Class of 2010, still having offers out to in-state big men Josh Smith and John Gage among others. UW now has two open scholarships in that class and one commitment in Desmond Simmons.
— Gaddy is already on campus as is fellow freshman C.J. Wilcox. Clarence Trent is due to arrive July 13 when the freshmen bridge program begins.
— UW coach Lorenzo Romar said Tyreese Breshers “is starting to work out a little bit. I would think in the next week or two he would be able to start playing again.” Breshers has been battling to recover from shin and knee injuries for more than a year. Romar also said Darnell Gant, recovering from a fracture in the pelvis area, should be able to start playing full-court on Monday.
— One player not here right now is Justin Holiday, who will apparently be back for the second session of summer school. Holiday might be in New York tomorrow for the draft as his brother, Jrue, was one of the players invited to watch in the Green Room.
— UW’s opponent for the Wooden Classic is still to be determine as event organizers apparently were unable to reach deals with Providence and Oklahoma State to play in the game. Georgetown is apparently the team that now is the target to match against the Huskies. The Hoyas are one team UW has never played.
All for now.

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