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October 15, 2010 at 6:31 PM

Huskies report for first practice of the season

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Matthew Bryan-Amaning was the first player on the court, arriving about 90 minutes before Washington first practice to shoot perimeter jumpers.
The Huskies began at 5 p.m. and they’re still on the court.
It was evident the players and coaches were very eager to get things going and it was apparent that practice is vastly different than open runs during the summer. For starters, coach Lorenzo Romar and the UW coaching staff are sticklers for detail.
It’s not uncommon for an assistant to interrupt the workout and make the team run if an individual doesn’t properly perform a task in a drill.
I won’t get too specific because most of what happens at practice isn’t for public consumption, however, the atmosphere was energetic and lively. I watched the first 90 minutes and Romar ran the team through a litany of rebounding, transition and defensive drills. The team did a lot of 3-on-3 and individual drills.
Freshman Desmond Simmons, who is recovering from athroscopic knee surgery, will sit out until at least until next week. Senior Venoy Overton, who pulled his hamstring weeks ago, participated in most of the workout. And junior college transfer Aziz N’Diaye is wearing a clear plastic facemask to protect a broken nose.
Washington leaves for Saint Martin’s University tonight and they’re spending the weekend in Lacey, Wash. for a two-day, three-practice training camp.
FRIDAY NIGHT LINKS:
— The Huskies didn’t hold a Midnight Madness event this year, however, Kansas did and the Jayhawks invited UW recruit Angelo Chol to watch the festivities.
Andy Katz at ESPN released his top 25 list and he has UW at No. 18. The Huskies were the only Pac-10 team on his list.
— Seems a little premature, but Arizona State received a verbal commitment from Maurice Kirby, a 6-foot-9 sophomore in Arizona.

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