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October 7, 2010 at 6:11 AM

Poll question: Will UW nab Tony Wroten and Jabari Brown?

This could be a big day for the Washington men’s basketball program or coach Lorenzo Romar will discover he still has a lot of work to do to fill out this class.
Before Tony Wroten Jr. takes the microphone at 3 p.m. today and announce his college choice, another UW recruit Jabari Brown (left) will hold a news conference that’s being carried live on ESPNU at 2 p.m. PST.
The 6-foot-5 shooting guard out of Oakland is ranked the No. 5 shooting guard by and Recruiting analysts say Brown is a prototypical scorer 2-guard who has a nice shooting touch from long range.
Many believed Washington was a strong favorite to land Brown, however, he reportedly has cooled on the Huskies and is now favoring Arizona State. The other schools on his list include Oregon, Connecticut and Georgia Tech.
There’s also speculation on Sun Devils fan websites that Oregon is a strong finalists for Brown. The thinking goes, Brown canceled a visit this weekend to Georgia Tech and Connecticut could land in hot water with the NCAA, which leaves the Ducks, Huskies and Sun Devils as the favorable destinations. According to, he made his final visit last weekend and took a trip to Oregon the same weekend the football team thumped Stanford in front of a nationally televised audience.
Some believe Brown shied away from UW after the Huskies landed Rainier Beach guard Hikeem Stewart. Not sure if that makes sense because Stewart is a point guard and Brown is a shooting guard.
And others think he’s put off by ASU’s half-court offense and prefers a place that’s going to build around him, which makes Oregon the choice.
Still, there’s rumors Jahii Carson, a 5-11 guard from Mesa, Arizona who committed to ASU, is recruiting on behalf of the Sun Devils and has told folks Brown is headed Arizona State.
It’s curious, however, Brown and Wroten are making very public announcements on the same day. It could be coincidence or it could be something else.
In other recruiting news, Washington is still in the mix for 6-foot-9 C/F Angelo Chol, however, North Carolina looks as if it is moving up his list. The San Diego product reportedly wanted to attend Arizona, however, the Wildcats look as if they ran out of scholarships. Kansas and Alabama are other possibilities. Chol plans to sign next year and he’s scheduled a visit with Arizona for Jan. 29.
— We’re hosting a live chat with Washington State men’s basketball coach Ken Bone at 1 p.m. today. He’s in Seattle today on a media tour to promote the sixth annual Cougar Hardwood Classic. This year’s game will take place November 23rd at KeyArena against Portland.
— The Cougars are also hosting a Midnight Mayhem Oct. 15 at 8 p.m. at Bohler Gym to start the season. The first practice is open to the public and will include a three-point shooting contest, dunk contest and 15-minute scrimmage. UW’s first practice is closed to the public.
— Oregon adds a big man from Germany, 6-foot-10 Martin Seiferth.
— Very insightful interview between the Spokesman-Review and WSU junior center DeAngelo Casto, who talks about getting up at 5 in the morning this summer with the Cougars for players-only practices.
— It’s a little dated, but here’s an ESPN story about Pac-12 scheduling, which includes a comment from Oregon State coach Craig Robinson who favors annual trips to LA and the Bay Area.

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