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October 14, 2011 at 8:05 AM

Running to support former UW player Andrew Moritz

Former Washington players, local NBA and WNBA players are helping to organize a MVP Challenge 5K run and walk to benefit former Washington player Andrew Moritz who is battling cancer.
He’s been writing a blog about his journey.
Steve Kelley sat down with Moritz who is seeking alternative treatment after his doctors told him they had run out of options.
“As long as there are options out there, as long as I can walk and breathe, I just don’t ever think it’s over,” Moritz told Kelley. “I think I owe it, not just to myself, but to my family, to just not give up ever until the end.
“There’s no quitting ever and I think that’s what’s been bothering me lately. I think some of the doctors I’ve been seeing lately have been quitting on the process early. But the athlete’s reaction is always, ‘How can I figure out another way?’ ”
Moritz, a former walk-on who earned a scholarship his final year, played at UW in 1996-99. He also starred at Franklin High. Here’s his UW bio.
Moritz helped the Huskies during their run to the 1998 and 1999 NCAA tournament.
The 5K run and walk is Oct. 22 at Green Lake.


FRIDAY MORNING LINKS:
John McGrath at the News Tribune previews Washington. He writes: “The Huskies’ best team figures to mix (Tony) Wroten’s flash and dash with (Aziz) N’Diaye’s intimidating presence in the lane.”
Mike Montgomery talks California’s Pac-12 title chances. The Bears are aiming for their second conference title in three years. To do so, they’re going to need a healthy Harper Kamp, who has had two right knee surgeries in the past three years.
— UCLA coach Ben Howland has a surplus of big men he plans to use three post players on the court most times.
— UCLA senior guard Jerime Anderson said his decision to steal a laptop on campus this summer was foolish and “the worst decision I’ve made in my whole life. I wish I can go back and make the right decision. It was just stupid, to be frank.”
— Oregon State coach Craig Robinson said: “”I want to make the NCAA tournament. Those are my expectations.” Haven’t heard that in Corvallis, Ore. in a long time.
— Arizona State is set to begin practice today without star freshman Jahii Carson, who has not been declared eligible by the NCAA Clearinghouse.
— It’s a new start at Utah under first-year coach Larry Krystkowiak.
Jerry Palm at CBSsports.com predicts the 68-team NCAA tournament field and says Washington will be a No. 6 seed in the East region. He projects Arizona will win the Pac-12 and believes four teams (Arizona, UW, UCLA and California) will make the tournament.
Catching up with Matthew Bryan-Amaning.

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