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December 4, 2011 at 7:49 PM

Report: Austin Seferian-Jenkins ponders playing basketball

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Washington tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins (near right) is reportedly considering the idea of playing basketball when the football season ends.
“I’m thinking about it,” he told the Everett Herald.
“Whatever time was left, if I was to play basketball, I would play basketball,” he said. “But while I was playing basketball, I would really be playing; I would put my 100 percent into it.”
Seferian-Jenkins, a 6 foot 6, 258-pound freshman, was a two-sport star at Gig Harbor High where he averaged 19 points and 8 rebounds per game.
When he signed with the Huskies last year, he talked about playing both sports but the coach Lorenzo Romar said the topic hasn’t seriously been discussed during the football season.
Seferian-Jenkins stopped by basketball practice last Tuesday, took a few shots before the workout and chatted with players and coaches.
Romar said he would welcome Seferian-Jenkins if he wanted to join the team.
Photo credit: Gig Harbor Patch – Chris Case
SUNDAY’S PAC-12 RESULTS:
— Without suspended sophomore forward Richard Solomon, California coach Mike Montgomery opted to go small and started a four guards Brandon Smith, Jorge Gutierrez, Justin Cobbs and Allen Crabbe alongside forward Harper Kamp at San Diego State. The No. 24 Golden Bears used zone defense and pushed the tempo on offense. They kept it close, but lost 64-63. Cal (6-2) was shorthanded, but Montgomery gave six players the bulk of the minutes.
— Stanford improved to 8-1 following a 76-72 comeback victory over visiting North Carolina State. Jack Trotter started at center in place of Andrew Zimmerman who did not play. The Cardinal had four players in double-figure scoring including Josh Owens, who had a game-high 19 points and seven rebounds. Freshman guard Chasson Randle added 16 points and six rebounds, Aaron Bright had 15 points and Anthony Brown 12.
— For the second straight game, Oregon State held the opponent to 46 points and cruised to an easy victory. The Beavers (6-1) used a 20-4 run to break open the game and take a 58-33 lead with 10:21 left. Ahmad Starks had 16 points, Jared Cunningham 14, Roberto Nelson 11 and Devon Collier 10 in OSU 71-46 win. It’s the Beavers best since 1980-81, when they started 26-0.

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