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May 2, 2011 at 10:55 AM

Lorenzo Romar says UW may start slowly next season

In an interview Saturday with KJR-AM’s Elise Woodward, coach Lorenzo Romar sounded cautiously optimistic about next season’s basketball team.
The Huskies lose three seniors (Justin Holiday, Matthew Bryan-Amaning and Venoy Overton) and junior Isaiah Thomas declared for the NBA draft.
Romar had hoped to sign at least one big man with the two scholarships UW has available, but he’s been unable to do so up until this point. The Huskies missed on two recruits (Kevin Davis and God’s Gift Achiuwa) who were at the top of their list. Davis will attempt to enroll at UW in 2012 while Achiuwa signed with St. John’s.
The signing period ends May 18.
Currently Washington has just two returners (Aziz N’Diaye and Darnell Gant) who are taller than 6 feet 7. Freshman forward Desmond Simmons, who redshirted last season, and incoming freshman Jernard Jarreau will likely be pressed into duty.
“Next year I think we’re going to have – not eight 7-footers or anything like that – but our guards are going to be bigger than what we’ve had here,” Romar told KJR-AM. “We’ve got some good players returning,”
“I think we can have a really good team. I think it may happen later than earlier, but we’re going to work to try to make it happen earlier. I think we have some tools on this roster to allow us to be pretty good.”


MONDAY LINKS:
— Here’s a complimentary scouting report on incoming freshman Tony Wroten Jr. by SwishScout.com.
— The Arizona Republic’s Doug Haller writes three Pac-12 teams including Washington could play with two point guards on the floor at the same time.
— This doesn’t have anything to do with Washington or the Pac-12, but I came across this story about about Kentucky coach John Calipari and found it interesting. His track record speaks for itself and his methods are certainly different. His latest move is either brilliant, brazen or baffling. Calipari is hosting the Kentucky Combine today and tomorrow. All of the NBA teams have been invited to the private workouts for underclassmen Terrence Jones, Brandon Knight and DeAndre Liggins and senior Josh Harrellson.
Not sure why other coaches don’t hold combines. It happens in football all the time.

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