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Husky Men's Basketball

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January 27, 2010 at 1:42 PM

Poll question; ex-Husky Phil Nelson out for the season; a conversation with C.J. Wilcox

Chatted with freshman C.J. Wilcox a few weeks ago and we talked about his decision to redshirt this season, Washington’s three-point shooting woes and what he does on his off days.
(You’re a shooter, tell me why this team struggles on three-pointers?) “I don’t know. I know we got guys who can definitely shoot. Sometimes the ball doesn’t go in. That happens. When it doesn’t, it’s frustrating for everybody.”
(Ever feel like you made the wrong decision in choosing to redshirt this season?) “I feel like I can help a little bit, especially when teams play zone and stuff. To get teams out of the zone. But I still think it’s a good decision in the long run so I’m not really worried about that.”
(Are you getting stronger, getting more acclimated to the college game?) “Yeah. I have extra workouts every day with the strength coach. On game days I do a little workout. I feel like I’m getting better. Stronger. I feel a little more comfortable. Not as lost and understanding things more than I did before.”
(When is the extra workout?) “Sometimes it’s in the morning or sometimes it’s after practice.”
(What are you doing in those workouts?) “Lifting weights mostly. Or like yesterday, when the team came in and shot, I did an extra workout by myself just shooting.”
(At the end of the season, do you want to put on more weight or get stronger?) “We have goal weight for next year. I’m trying to get to 195.”
(Where are you now?) “I’m about 186 right now. So try to put on more weight. I’ll try again this summer. Right now, I’m just trying to maintain strength.”
MIDDAY LINKS:
— Portland State forward Phil Nelson, who started his career at Washington, broke a bone in his left foot during Tuesday’s practice and will miss the remainder of the 2009-10 season, the school announced.
— In his Pac-10 power rankings, Arizona Republic’s Doug Haller calls Washington one of the biggest disappointments in college basketball.
— It’s never too early to crank up the smack talk for Saturday’s basketball version of the Apple Cup. There’s one problem. The coaches are friends. Good friends. Lorenzo Romar and Ken Bone genuinely like each other. At least that’s what Bone tells the Spokesman-Review.
— Jim Moore provides his take on the UW-SU game, particularly Redhawks coach Cameron Dollar. Moore writes: “It was the worst game I’ve ever seen.”
— Oregon State coach Craig Robinson reshuffled the starting lineup last week and may stick with the new rotation this week.
— USC seems to have recovered from the funk they were in after news broke of its self-imposed postseason ban.
— Arizona coach is vying for its first three-game winning streak. Wildcats coach Sean Miller also raved about the improved defense and credits Kevin Parrom.

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