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April 27, 2010 at 7:08 AM

Elston Turner, Gary Bell And The Latest Recruitng News

Nearly two weeks have passed since Elston Turner Jr. announced he’s leaving Washington and the sophomore guard still hasn’t found a home, but maybe he’s getting close.
Texas A&M and Baylor are on his short list. Not sure if he’s considering anyone else or when he’ll make a decision.
Turner will have to sit out the 2010-11 season if he transfers to a Division I school.
NO NEWS ON ROSS AND JONES:
— It seems as if Portland star recruit Terrence Ross will wait until Friday before announcing his college choice. Most people believe it will be Washington, but we’ll have to wait until the news conference before it’s official.
Jefferson High classmate Terrence Jones will also announce his college choice on Friday.
IN OTHER RECRUITING NEWS:
— Looks like the Huskies lost Kentridge High recruit Gary Bell Jr. to Gonzaga, who received a verbal commitment from the 6-1 point guard after an unofficial visit last weekend.
“Everything fit right in place for him,” Bell’s father Gary Bell Sr. told Bud Withers. “It was a family atmosphere, but the program’s big enough to where he could play and get exposure.
THOMAS OK AFTER SURGERY:
— Forgot to post an update on Isaiah Thomas, who underwent minor surgery on Friday to have a bone spur removed from his right big toe. I spoke with coach Lorenzo Romar on Saturday and he said the surgery went well.
Thomas also posted he’s recovering nicely on his Twitter account.
TUESDAY MORNING LINKS:
— More departures at Oregon? Maybe so. Jamil Wilson told the Register-Guard he’s not sure if he’ll stick around Eugene, Ore. after the Ducks hired new coach Dana Altman. The Ducks granted three players their release, however, Matt Humphrey may not transfer after all.
The Oregon players were lukewarm on Altman after meeting with him Sunday.
— Oregon made Altman the third highest paid coach in the Pac-10, giving him a guaranteed contract of $1.8 million. That’s slightly behind UCLA’s Ben Howland and Arizona’s Sean Miller who reportedly make $2M and ahead of Romar who is at $1.7M.
— UCLA transfer Mike Moser is considering playing at UNLV.
— Former UCLA Bruin J’mison Morgan is now a Baylor Bear.
— More UCLA news. The Bruins hired junior college coach Philip Mathews as an assistant coach to replace Donnie Daniels, who went to Gonzaga. According to Howland, Matthews has strong ties in Southern California, which is UCLA’s primary recruiting area. After a 10-year run at the University of San Francisco, Mathews returned to the JC ranks to head San Bernadino Valley.

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