Thanks to Q13 for passing along the short video on Washington guard Isaiah Thomas commentating from the Rip The Cut Tournament that’s being held this weekend at Garfield High.
The games begin today at noon and championship is 3:30 p.m.
Eighteen teams competed and all of the professional players have been eliminated with the exception of Terrence Williams, the former Rainier Beach High star and New Jersey Nets rookie.
Williams’ Team Sauce faces last year’s winner Terrace Aabl, a squad that features former Mountlake Terrace High standout Seamus Boxley and his brother Dan in a loser-out matchup at 1 p.m..
The winner of that game plays at 2:30 p.m. against the loser from the noon matchup between Prime Time versus Justice League.
Several ex-Huskies played in the annual tournament including: Will Conroy, Spencer Hawes, Tre Simmons, Jamaal Williams and Justin Dentmon.
— The NCAA committee on infractions will release its findings regarding the USC football and basketball programs on Friday, according to ESPN.com. The Trojans admitted wrongdoing with the basketball team and sanctioned itself, including a ban on postseason participation, a reduction of scholarships and vacating all of its wins from 2007-08.
— There’s plenty of interest on the blog about the high school career of Kentucky freshman Eric Bledsoe, which in a dominoes-falling-kind-of-way could impact Washington and every major college program in the country. Here’s some speculation about the potential NCAA troubles stemming from the investigation that was initially reported by the New York Times.
— Connecticut and Huskies coach Jim Calhoun also face possible sanctions because of eight major recruiting violations found during a 15-month NCAA investigation. UConn is one of the eight teams along with Washington that will play in the Maui Invitational. The NCAA infractions committee isn’t expected to review the allegations until mid-October and may not deliver a penalty until December. UConn fired two assistants last week.
May 31, 2010 at 8:31 AM
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