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April 21, 2010 at 5:40 AM

Bryan-Amaning Left Out of Dunk of the Year Contest

The Hoops Manifesto compiled what it believes to be the 16 best dunks of the 2009-10 season and have paired them in a single-elimination NCAA Dunk of the Year Tournament.
Charles Garcia, the former UW recruit and Seattle University star, and Arizona’s Derrick Williams are among the contestants. Personally, I would have included Matthew Bryan-Amaning’s dunk over Stanford’s Andrew Zimmerman in the contest.

WEDNESDAY MORNING LINKS:
— When the contact period began in April, Kentucky coach John Calipari appears to have made his first visit to standout recruit C.J. Leslie, which may indicate where the Wildcats’ priorities are in terms of Leslie and Portland star Terrence Jones.
Leslie told ESPN.com: “It shows that he’s really coming after me hard,” Leslie said. “For him to be the first coach to come visit, and I think I was the first player he visited, it really says a lot.”
It’s believed if Leslie chooses Kentucky, then Jones will pick Washington.
— Former UW guard Adrian Oliver decided to return to school, forgo early entry to the NBA draft and play his final season at San Jose State. Oliver seems to have made a wise decision considering the major NBA draft sites haven’t included him among the top 60 players.
— Nevada lost 6-9 sophomore forward Luke Babbitt who decided to enter the NBA draft. He joins guard Armon Johnson who chose to forgo his senior season. This has significance for Washington because the Huskies are reportedly in talks to begin a three-year series of non-conference games with the Wolfpack starting next season. Losing Babbitt and Johnson weakens a Nevada team that finished second in the WAC with a 21-13 record and ended the season in the second round of the NIT.
Underclassmen have until 11:59 p.m. EST Monday to declare for the draft.
— Interesting story on SI.com about the explosion of Canadian point guards.

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