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October 21, 2011 at 11:14 AM

Terrence Ross dazzles UW students during dunk contest

Video credit: Lauren LeMieux Sports Multimedia Producer – Taylor Soper
Last night’s Dunks and Dinner event for the UW students was closed to most media members, but The Daily was able to attend. Sports editor Josh Liebeskind and columnist Jacob Thorpe provide their observations of the Huskies after an intra-squad scrimmage.
Liebeskind and Thorpe touched on a few potential problems for the Huskies. They lament UW’s poor free throw shooting and noted Abdul Gaddy was tentative offensively. They also didn’t expect the freshmen bigs to contribute immediately.
On the positive side, Aziz N’Diaye apparently looked good as did freshman point guard Andrew Andrews.
Apparently sophomore guard Terrence Ross thrilled the crowd during a dunk contest. Check out UW Daily photographer Ted Copeland’s picture of Ross.
Here’s another video of Ross flushing a windmill dunk (below) after receiving a pass from Scott Suggs.
(Update: 3:07 p.m.) — Senior walk-on Brendan Sherrer didn’t participate in the scrimmage because he rolled his ankle. The injury isn’t believed to be serious.
(Update: 6:11 p.m.) — As for the 20-minute scrimmage, the team was split into two squads. The Purple team consisted of Darnell Gant, Desmond Simmons, Martin Breunig, Hikeem Stewart, Andrew Andrews and N’Diaye.
C.J. Wilcox, Jernard Jarreau, Shawn Kemp Jr., Alex Wegner, Gaddy and Ross comprised the Gold team.
The Purple team won 29-25.


FRIDAY AFTERNOON LINKS:
— California coach Mike Montgomery had surgery Wednesday, but the school will not give any details. He was scheduled to be released Thursday afternoon.
Doug Haller at the Arizona Republic likes UCLA to win the Pac-12 race. He picks Washington fourth.
— There’s great anticipation in Tucson, Ariz. surrounding tomorrow’s Red-Blue Game, which is sold out for the first time in at least a decade. The school announced that the 14,545 tickets to McKale Center have been sold. Former UA stars Derrick Williams and Chase Budginger will added to the arena’s Ring of Honor.
— In his video preview of Oregon State, coach Craig Robinson said the team’s chemistry is better than ever and should produce positive results.
— Colorado suffered a scare last week when Andre Roberson, the team’s top returning scorer and rebounder, tweaked his knee in the first practice.
Trent Lockett appears to be the unquestioned leader of the Arizona State Sun Devils.
— Freshman walk-on Blake Wilkinson looks to be an impact player for Utah.

Comments | Topics: Abdul Gaddy, C.J. Wilcox, Scott Suggs

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