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Sorry for the delay. Still working the kinks out with the blog.
Wanted to pass along the pertinent facts from today’s Media Day and I’ll post a detailed report later.
There wasn’t much news revealed today. Coach Lorenzo Romar said Isaiah Thomas, Justin Holiday and Matthew Bryan-Amaning will likely start and the other two spots are open to competition.
Romar said he could play with a big starting lineup that includes 7-foot center Aziz N’Diaye or he might use a smaller lineup with Bryan-Amaning at center. There’s no set date when the starters needed to be decided, Romar said.
In regards to the rotation, Washington won’t have a 12-man rotation and Romar was unsure how many players will be in the rotation. He said it’s impossible to use a 12-man rotation in close games.
It’s newsworthy to note sophomore Tyreese Breshers, who has a history of leg injuries, said he did not retire from basketball because of a leg injury. He declined to talk specifically about the reasons for his retirement. It sounds like a medical condition and Breshers said he’ll be able to “live a relatively normal life.”
Venoy Overton pulled his left hamstring a few weeks ago, but should be available when the team begins practice Friday.
Freshman Desmond Simmons won’t be available after undergoing arthroscopic knee surgery on his right knee. He’s going to be evaluated next week.
Sophomore Abdul Gaddy admitted last season was a “disappointment” for him said he feels more confident this year.
October 13, 2010 at 7:20 PM
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