Follow us:

Husky Men's Basketball

The latest news and analysis on Husky men's hoops.

October 29, 2009 at 10:09 AM

Quick notes from Pac-10 media day

We’re halfway through the interviews and here’s a quick summary of what’s happened so far.
— Oregon coach Ernie Kent began the day with a little humor. He said he’s often mistaken in airports for Oregon State coach Craig Robinson and asked what it’s like to be President Barack Obama’s brother-in-law.
Kent also said the Ducks are probably the most athletic teams he’s had. He said he’ll rely on three point guards this season (Tajuan Porter, Garrett Sim and Malcolm Armstead).
Ken said C Michael Dunigan hit the freshman wall midway through the season last year and returned this season 40 pounds lighter. He weighs 242 pounds.
— Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins bemoaned the Cardinal’s youth. They’ve lost four starters, but he expects Landry Fields to be one of the stars of the Pac-10. He said losing Andy Brown (knee injury) is a significant loss.
— Oregon State coach Craig Robinson said star recruit Roberto Nelson is still waiting to be cleared by the NCAA Clearinghouse. Not sure if he’ll play this season. Robinson talked a lot about Roeland Schaftenaar, who gained 25 pounds of muscle and could mature into a star.
— Washington State coach Ken Bone said this season will be a big transition as he implements an up-tempo offense and moves away from Tony Bennett’s schemes. Bone said freshman Reggie Moore, the former Rainier Beach High star, will be relied upon to score. And he said Klay Thompson will pretty get any shot he wants.
— And finally, Arizona coach Sean Miller said it’s possible the Wildcats’ streak of 25 straight NCAA tournament appearances will be snapped this year. He said Arizona is also transitioning away from legendary coach Lute Olson. G Nic Wise has had four coaches (Olson, Kevin O’Neill, Russ Pennell and Miller) in four years. The Wildcats also have nine players who are either freshmen or sophomores.

Comments | Topics: Reggie Moore

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►