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May 3, 2010 at 4:05 PM

Justin Holiday and Isaiah Thomas Are 2010-11 Co-Captains

A few quick notes from Lorenzo Romar’s press conference. I’ll post more a bit later.
— Senior-to-be forward Justin Holiday and junior-to-be guard Isaiah Thomas are 2010-11 co-captains. The captains were picked by players.
— Romar talked at length about the newest Husky Terrence Ross, comparing him former UW standout Tre Simmons.
— Romar began recruiting Ross when the Portland star was in the ninth grade at Jefferson High. When Ross committed to Maryland, Romar stopped recruiting him and began again when Ross de-committed to the Terrapins.
— Comparing Ross to freshman C.J. Wilcox, Romar said Wilcox has quicker feet, Ross is a better athlete and Wilcox has the edge in shooting.
— Ross will enroll at UW on July 13 for summer school along with Desmond Simmons, another member of the 2010 class. The third member Aziz N’Diaye will arrive a little earlier because he’s coming from junior college.
— Romar admitted he might have too many guards on next year’s team, but implied that’s a good problem.
— Romar said former recruit Enes Kanter did not pass an SAT exam last year, which is why he didn’t sign last fall with the Huskies. Once Kanter didn’t sign in the fall, Romar gave the impression he expected other schools to come after him.
— When asked to describe his recruiting style, Romar said he likes to build relationships. He said other coaches are different.
— Romar said his practice is to back off a recruit when they verbally commit. He said that’s a general code of conduct among coaches, but admitted not everyone does that.
— Romar didn’t field any direct questions about UW recruit Terrence Jones, who committed to the Huskies last Friday but did not sign a binding national letter of intent. Romar ended the 30-minute conference saying: “Hopefully we can have another one.”

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