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Speculation has swirled around Washington star sophomore Isaiah Thomas (above) about if he’d apply for early entry to the NBA draft. He’s repeatedly addressed the issue, denying the claim and he did so again Wednesday on his Twitter page.
Thomas wrote: “4 all u that are wonderin Im stayn ALL 4 yrs at UW! Maybe even a 5th year lol if I can. I love uw and wouldnt leave until I have 2”
DraftExpress.com ranks Thomas 30th among the nation’s top sophomores and NBADraft.net has him at No. 43. He is not included in the 2010 mock drafts for either site.
— Spoke to Elston Turner this week and he said a bad week of practice before the season is to blame for his season-long inconsistency. The UW sharpshooter is also hoping Sunday’s first half at Arizona is the turning point for what has been an unspectacular season.
— The Everett Herald notes “During UW’s three-game losing streak, the three-headed inside trio of Matthew Bryan-Amaning, Darnell Gant and Tyreese Breshers have combined for just 25 points and 21 rebounds.”
— Cal seeks to separate from the pack in the crowded Pac-10 race with a pair of wins in Washington.
— The News Tribune notes the Pac-10 top two scoring tandems will be on display tonight at Hec Ed.
— Jim Moore hopes the Huskies “improve to the point that they’ll earn a berth in the College Basketball Invitational.”
— — The Portland Chapter of the UW Alumni Association is organizing “Husky Night with Brandon Roy.” It’s an annual event that will be held Feb. 19. The event includes a private pre-game dinner at the Memorial Coliseum, followed Portland’s game against the Boston Celtics and concluding with a Q&A session with Roy. Tickets start at $30.
— Vince Grippi at the Spokesman-Review examined the life of Washington State redshirt freshman James Watson, who had a medical scare last year and overcame a difficult past that includes time in foster care.
— In case you missed it, the Oregonian’s Lindsay Schnell produced a well-written story about Oregon State’s Calvin Haynes and his mother who is fighting cancer.
January 14, 2010 at 10:33 AM
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