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May 15, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Pac-12 update: Walton, Fortier and Thomas

Here’s a quick rundown of the happenings in the Pac-12 over the past week.
— It appears as if former UCLA great Bill Walton will call Pac-12 games on ESPN next season.
— Former Washington star Isaiah Thomas finished a distant seventh in the NBA Rookie of the Year race behind Cleveland’s Kyrie Irving. Many believed Thomas, the Sacramento point guard, was among the top four rookies this season. It’s no surprise Ricky Rubio and Kenneth Faried finished second and third respectively. Kawhi Leonard, Iman Shumpert and Klay Thompson, the former Washington State star, finished fourth, fifth and sixth respectively.
Spencer Hawes is the only former UW player who is still alive in the playoffs. He helped Philadelphia to an 82-81 win over Boston last night.
Paul Fortier will take a break from his duties as Washington assistant and will coach the U.S. Eagles men’s basketball team, a group of 10 American college players, during a two-week tour of East Asia that begins June 3. In a statement released by the school, he said: “I’m looking forward to this experience of coaching this team and experiencing the culture of East Asia, a part of the world I have not seen.”
— Washington State’s DaVonte Lacy will play for Fortier this summer.
Oregon finished second to UNLV in the Anthony Bennett sweepstakes and has reportedly targeted 6-8 center Chris Obekpa.
— Just two days remaining in the regular-signing period and Washington has one scholarship available. The Huskies could still add a player if he signs a financial aid agreement.

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