OregonLive.com produced this video of Tony Wroten Jr.’s impressive showing Saturday at the Clash of the Classes game in Beaverton, Ore. in which the Garfield High senior finished with 42 points. He led the Washington team to a 109-105 victory against an Oregon team comprised of UW-bound Andrew Andrews and Kentucky-bound Kyle Wiltjer.
In the clip, Wroten talks about why he verbally committed to Washington and says he’s “better than ever” after missing his junior season due to a knee injury.
|Clash of the Classes: Tony Wroten lights up the competition|
MONDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Rivals.com previews the Pac-10 and asks the question: Who will challenge the Huskies. Justin Holiday is tabbed the most underrated player in the conference.
— It didn’t take long for Tyler Lamb to make a positive impression at UCLA. The freshman guard converted five of six three-pointers during an intrasquad scrimmage, which prompted coach Ben Howland to tell the Los Angeles Times: “I was really happy about that.”
— Bruins Nation gives a few reasons why UCLA will rebound from a poor outing last season.
— Arizona drew 10,657 fans to Sunday’s Red-Blue game in which sophomore forward Derrick Williams scored a game-high 15 points in a game of two 12-minute halves.
— PointGuardU.com breaks down the scrimmage with an insightful detailed report.
— Here’s a link to a YouTube video of Arizona forward Brendon Lavender’s slam that won the dunk contest.
— USC might have given a glimpse of it starters during an intrasquad scrimmage this weekend. The possible starters include forwards Alex Stepheson and Nikola Vucevic and guards Maurice Jones, Bryce Jones and Marcus Simmons. Senior guard Donte Smith, however, may work himself into the starting lineup. He scored a game-high 20 points in the scrimmage. Newcomer Jio Fontan is also a candidate to start once he becomes eligible in mid-December. Below is video of coach Kevin O’Neill talking after the game.
— Oregon State coach Craig Robinson will soon receive a new $15 million practice facility to entice recruits thanks to the school’s fund raising that generated $625 million by 2011 and is now setting its sights on raising $850 million by 2013. It’s the most ambitious fund-raising effort in OSU history.
— Didn’t see this coming. Former Stanford standout Landry Fields has a chance to start at shooting guard when the New York Knicks begin the season Wednesday.