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June 1, 2012 at 1:23 PM

UW building basketball pipeline into Oregon

It looks as if Washington is extending a pipeline into Oregon that is paying dividends for the Huskies.
Separated by the Columbia River, few basketball recruits played at UW before Lorenzo Romar came to town.
In 2005, he signed Joe Wolfinger out of Beaverton, Ore. and the next year added Phil Nelson from Keizer, Ore.
They transferred and didn’t have the impact many expected, but few can argue Terrence Ross, who grew up in Portland, didn’t benefit the Huskies the past two years. Still it’s interesting to note, he left school early as well.
Last year, Washington signed Andrew Andrews, Oregon’s 5A Player of the Year, and next year the Huskies bring in Nigel Williams-Goss, who grew up near Portland and would have probably broken the state’s scoring record if he had not left Oregon and played his high school career at Findlay Prep in Nevada.
Recently most Northwest basketball recruits are flowing upstream with the exception of Mill Creek, Wash. standout Brett Kingma who will be a sophomore guard next season for Oregon.
FRIDAY LINKS:
— Frenchman William Howard, who is being recruited by Washington, told Jeff Taylor at Husky Haul that he’s been ruled academically ineligible by the NCAA.
— Here’s how you can find the new Pac-12 Network in your area.
— Oregon State will break ground June 21 on a $15 million basketball training facility that’s modeled after the facility at the University of Florida. The 34,500-foot, four-story building will be located behind Gill Coliseum. It will feature two regulation basketball courts on the first and third floors, along with locker rooms and training areas. The second and fourth floors will be offices with views of the courts. Construction is scheduled to be completed next spring.
Jack Follman of Pacific Takes compiled a list of the 10 best Pac-12 recruiting classes of the past decade and includes Washington’s 2002 group.

Comments | Topics: Nigel Williams-Goss, UCLA

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