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November 11, 2009 at 11:25 AM

It’s official: Desmond Simmons signs with UW

Salesian High forward Desmond Simmons is the newest member of the Washington men’s basketball team.
He signed a natiional letter of intent to UW this morning during a celebration at his high school.
No news yet on anyone else. And I’ll know more later today when coach Lorenzo Romar meets with the media.
For now, Simmons is the lone member of the UW’s class of 2010.
Here’s my interview with Simmons this morning.

(Did you sign?)
“Yes I did.”
(How do you feel?) “I’m very excited to be signed and be a part of the team and part of the University of Washington. It’s a great feeling. I feel great.
(Did you get a call from Romar?) “I have talked. I talked to coach Romar this morning after I signed and he’s pretty excited as well.”
(What did he say?) “When I called him he was just getting out of a meeting. He was basically sending me his best and told me we’ll talk later on this evening and we’ll probably have more to talk about.
(Describe the ceremony?) “It was pretty good. A lot of people showed up to support me. It was real nice. A nice ceremony.”
(How many family members did you have there?) “I had about 15 family members.”
(Any special person there?) “My mom. That was probably the best part of it. I owe everything to my mom. Just her being there is enough for me. I appreciate everything she’s done for me. My mom being there pretty much did it for me.
(What’s her name?) “Cynthia Montgomery.”
(What are your plans for the rest of the day?) “I’m getting ready to go to school right now. I’m about to walk to class. We got practice tonight and that’s about it. I’ll probably go out to dinner later on tonight.”
(Are you the only one in the UW class?) “I haven’t heard anything yet about anybody else, but maybe later on today I’ll know something.”

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