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October 23, 2009 at 1:51 PM

Friday practice report: Washington unveils walk-ons

There were two new faces at practice today on the Marv Harshman court, but the team didn’t release their names to the media.
Coach Lorenzo Romar and players are available on Tuesdays, so we might have to wait a few days before finding out who they are.
Still, it appears as if Thursday’s walk-on tryout unearthed a pair of players for the Huskies. One player was a guard, who could handle the ball and shoot fairly accurately. The other guy was a post player who wasn’t afraid to bang beneath the boards.
We can’t be sure if the new players will remain with the team. I’m told today’s practice might have been an extension of the tryout so we’ll have to see if they’re able to stick with the team through the weekend.
Other than the new guys, there wasn’t much change on the court.
C.J. Wilcox was at practice, however, he wore street clothes, did not work out and is still recovering from the flu. Also, Justin Holiday was off to the side doing conditioning.
Everyone else, including Tyreese Breshers participated fully.
Early in practice, the team separated into two groups: guards and post players.
Coach Paul Fortier worked with the bigs on low-post positioning and finishing plays at the rim. Matthew Bryan-Amaning paired against Breshers and the two went at each other. Neither backed down. MBA repeatedly used his soft baby hook while Breshers powered to the basket for layups. The other big man matchup featured Darnell Gant and Clarence Trent.
On the other end of the floor, coaches Jim Shaw and Raphael Chillious led a high-energy drill, in which guards worked on driving and passing. It’s been noted before, but Quincy Pondexter’s jump shot looks much improved from last season.
Finally, the team has a closed-doors practice Saturday and a scrimmage Sunday at St. Mary’s that’s also closed.
AND HERE’S A LINK ABOUT ISAIAH THOMAS.
SI.com ranks Thomas ninth in a poll of the Top 16 Most Entertaining Players in College Basketball.

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