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April 14, 2010 at 2:02 AM

Happy National Letter of Intent Day

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Just a reminder, the regular signing period for basketball begins today and ends May 19.
Washington may not have to wait long before adding a new member to the Class of 2010.
Aziz N’Diaye (right), the 7-foot center from Senegal, gave a verbal commitment to the Huskies and could sign as early as today. He’ll join forward Desmond Simmons, who signed a LOI in November with UW.
Conceivably, the Huskies don’t have any more scholarships to offer, but sources in Portland said last night recruits Terrence Jones and Terrence Ross still has Washington on their list.
However don’t expect them to make any decision anytime soon. Jones will wait at least until next week and Ross is likely to make his pick next month.
The former teammates at Portland’s Jefferson HIgh admitted it would be cool to reunite next season in college, but refuted rumors that they’re a package deal.
Wednesday morning links:
USC also landed a 7-foot junior college center, nabbing DeWayne Dedmon from Antelope Valley College.
— Stanford is expected to sign Canadian big man Stefan Nastic this week. The Cardinal will also play Butler next season in Indianapolis and coach Johnny Dawkins is unsure if forward Josh Owens, who missed the 2009-10 season with an undisclosed medical condition will return.
— Oregon sophomore Drew Wiley, a 6-7 forward, plans to transfer, according to the Oregonian. His departure frees up a scholarship, giving the Ducks two and possibly three if Joevan Catron is awarded a medical redshirt.
— Has it really been a month since Oregon coach Ernie Kent was fired? Yup and the Ducks still don’t have a replacement or much of a plan to fill the job. The Register-Guard details why the job isn’t as good as it may seem.
— Arizona State doled out team awards on Tuesday night and for the fourth straight year, coach Herb Sendek did not give a MVP award. Strange.
Max Preps ranks the top 100 players for 2010. No. 6 Terrence Jones (undecided), No. 30 Allen Crabbe (California), No. 33 Josh Smith (UCLA), No. 36 Bryce Jones (USC), No. 37 Dwight Powell (Stanford), No. 40 Daniel Bejarano (Arizona), No. 52 Corey Hawkins (Arizona State), No. 57 Tyler Lamb (UCLA), No. 62 Keala King (ASU), No. 65 Terrence Ross (undecided), No. 74 Desmond Simmons (Washington), No. 82 Garrett Jackson (USC), No. 86 Gary Franklin (Cal), No. 88 Anthony Brown (Stanford), No. 98 Maurice Jones (USC) and No. 99 Jordin Mayes (Arizona).
— On it’s subscriber site, ESPN.com ranks the top 25 recruiting classes. UCLA is No. 13, Stanford is 18 and Cal is 23.
— The NCAA loosens up on the recruiting rules, allowing coaches to talk to recruits on their campus for summer camps.
— It’s a little dated, but in case you missed it Joe Lunardi projects the 65-team NCAA tournament field for 2011 and has the Huskies as the No. 7 seed in the West region.
— One last reminder, the UW basketball team will hold a season-ending banquet 6 p.m. tonight at the Don James Center that’s open to the public. Tickets are $60.

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