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February 16, 2011 at 10:09 AM

Former UW star Jones gives Huskies C+ midseason grade

Former Washington standout Bobby Jones is a tough critic. On his blog, which usually touches on a variety of topics other than basketball, he takes a hard look at his former Washington Huskies team.
He writes there’s similarities between this year’s team and the 2004-05 team that he helped advance to the NCAA tournament Sweet 16. He admits these Huskies could be better than his old team. He also said he’s been disappointed by UW.
“(I) expected them to dominate conference play this season and disappointed they’re not right now,” Jones writes. “So without a doubt they will have to dominate the remainder of conference play (hope Arizona and UCLA stumbles along the way) and win the Pac-10 tournament to make up for the 3 game skit they had.”
And finally Jones said: “If they were to fall short and not even reach the Sweet 16, I would have to consider it an underachieving year.”


WEDNESDAY MORNING LINKS:
— There’s some fallout from the Huskies after San Diego recruit Angelo Chol eliminated Washington from his choices, which includes: Arizona, Kansas and North Carolina. The 6-foot-8 forward visited UW last weekend and spent a fair amount of time with incoming freshmen Tony Wroten and Hikeem Stewart. Both believed Chol was going to sigh with Washington.
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@Angelo_Chol bro ur making a big mistake. Smh. UW is where its at.less than a minute ago via ƜberTwitter


— Chol, who will announce his decision at a 2:45 p.m. news conference that is scheduled to be streamed live on kbcsports.com, responded to those who wonder why he said no to the Huskies.
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You have to be in my shoes to understand the choice I made.less than a minute ago via twidroyd


— In our story today, we take a look at the rise of Scott Suggs.
— UW coach Lorenzo Romar admits: “”We dug ourselves in a hole. We’re not a lock for the NCAA tournament.”
— Here’s the UW release as the Huskies embark on their final regular-season road trip.
— There’s more hoopla surrounding Thursday’s game at Arizona. The Sun Devils will honor former standouts Byron Scott and Lionel Hollins and raise their jerseys into the Wells Fargo Arena rafters.
— Looks like Washington State will have DeAngelo Casto when it faces No. 12 Arizona on Thursday. Casto rolled his ankle Saturday and was listed as doubtful early this week. He practiced Tuesday and was upgraded to probable by coach Ken Bone.
— UCLA sent a survey to its season-ticket holders asking them where the Bruins should play next season while Pauley Pavilion is being renovated. The choices: Staples Center, the Honda Center, Citizens Business Bank Arena in Ontario and Rabobank Arena in Bakersfield. You’ll notice UCLA did not include USC’s Galen Center as an alternative.
— When Oregon State struggles, coach Craig Robinson breaks out the morning workouts. Well, the Beavers have lost three in a row, six of the last seven and nine of the last 11 so it should come as no surprise Robinson has returned to the 5:30 a.m. practices.
Updated: 1:08 p.m.
— Arizona State senior Jamelle McMillan, the former O’Dea High standout, is featured in his USA Today story about the sons of NBA stars playing college basketball.
— And finally need to correct an item from the Stanford game thread and a subsequent post about the girl in the Dawg Pack who arrived in a red sweatshirt and needed to switch to a purple top. I was told she was the sister of Standford freshman John Gage, the former Vashon High star. Well, that’s not accurate. Gage’s parents e-mailed me to set the record straight. She was not their daughter. Not sure who she was, but that’s okay. And hopefully, this story will end.

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