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January 22, 2011 at 8:30 AM

Saturday morning links: Jason Terry helps Isaiah Thomas

Not sure how I missed this, but very nice story from Patrick Finley on Wednesday in the Arizona Daily Star about the relationship between Isaiah Thomas and former Franklin High star Jason Terry.
Terry, a former Arizona Wildcat and current NBA Dallas Maverick, introduced Thomas to his childhood idol Damon Stoudamire, another former Arizona player.
The two ex-Wildcats have become mentors to Thomas, who has formed a network of former and current NBA players that he calls on from time to time. This week alone he’s talked to Sonics icon Gary Payton and Detroit Pistons legend Isiah Thomas.
Still, Thomas’ relationship with Terry and Stoudamire is interesting because they’re both loyal to Arizona.
Terry told the Daily Star: “I’m still diehard red and blue, ‘Bear Down’ and all that. But that’s my little bro.”
SATURDAY MORNING LINKS:
Our advance took a look at UW’s emerging tendency to rely on the zone defense.
— Arizona State is intent on slowing down Thomas.
— Call it the Thomas Effect, but Arizona coach Sean Miller is still fuming over the Wildcats poor guard play after Thomas torched them for 22 points and 10 assists Thursday.
— Well-written feature from Spokesman-Review writer Vince Grippi who took a look at Klay Thompson’s dazzling Washington State career, which may end prematurely after this season if he decides to enter the NBA draft with a year of eligibility remaining.
— Saturday must be feature day for the Pac-10 writers. Tom FitzGerald at the San Francisco Chronicle penned a nice article on Stanford’s Josh Owens, who has returned with force after missing last season due to a undisclosed medical condition.
— It seems like all the news we link from UCLA is about former Kentwood High star Joshua Smith. The Bruins center is questionable for today’s game against Stanford after suffering a concussion Thursday.
Civil War at Oregon State.
— And finally, the Orange County Register provides a different perspective on the Pac-10 standings.

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