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February 13, 2011 at 10:29 AM

Justin Holiday and Matthew Bryan-Amaning draft stock soars

There was some skepticism whether Justin Holiday and Matthew Bryan-Amaning would make it to the NBA.
The Washington senior forwards are following path of many Huskies who were not on the NBA radar at the start of their season only to hear their name called on draft day. It happened to Brandon Roy, Jon Brockman and Quincy Pondexter.
Are Holiday and Bryan-Amaning next?
Maybe so. For the first time they’ve appeared on NBA mock drafts.
Holiday is projected as a No. 44 pick overall and the 14th selection in the second round for the Memphis Grizzlies and Bryan-Amaning is believed to be a late second-round pick at No. 56 overall for the Los Angeles Lakers.
According to NBAdraft.net and Draftexpress.com, Arizona sophomore Derrick Williams, Washington State’s Klay Thompson and UCLA’s Tyler Honeycutt and Malcolm Lee are draft prospects.
And speaking of skeptics, there were plenty of naysayers who didn’t believe Isaiah Thomas would keep his promise and stay off of his Twitter account. He’s what you might call a tweetaholic. He’s got over 12,000 followers and he’s posted over 9,000 tweets.
But after nearly a week, the Washington guard has gone cold turkey. Not a peep or tweet since Feb. 6.
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BUT im off twitter till MAR 12 bcuz WE WILL be playing that day! Love and appreciate all the REAL fans keep FAITH we will b ok #RTR #PIDless than a minute ago via Twitter for Mac


SUNDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Here’s our game story following Washington’s 87-76 win over Stanford.
— Cardinal junior Jeremy Green scored a game-high 24 points, but Stanford needed much more.
— And here’s the video highlights produced by UW.
— Strange game for UCLA, which built large leads only to watch Oregon State pull close several times. Ultimately, the Bruins won 69-61.
— Bad game and bad timing for Oregon State. Beavers coach Craig Robinson benched reserve Joe Burton, one of a handful of Native Americans playing Division I basketball, on the day when hundreds of Native American children came to see Burton play.
— It wasn’t pretty, but Washington State came out on the winning side of a hard-fought 75-71 victory over California.
Oregon is the biggest surprise team in the Pac-10 and USC is the biggest disappointment. They collided Saturday and the results were predictable.
— Because of its limited depth, USC is horrible on the second day of Pac-10’s weekly schedule.
— Here’s a look at the Pac-10 standings.
— Don’t look now, but Arizona, which just built a new $1 million locker room is thinking of building an 18,000-seat downtown arena.

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