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Husky Men's Basketball

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June 19, 2012 at 7:33 AM

Brandon Roy planning NBA comeback

Former Washington star Brandon Roy commandeered Will Conroy’s Twitter account last week to announce plans of a NBA comeback.
Roy, a three-time All-Star, retired from the Portland Trail Blazers last year because of knee injuries. In recent months, he’s been training with former UW star Tony Wroten Jr. to help him prepare for the NBA draft.
In an interview a few weeks ago, Roy told me “I’m feeling better than ever. Now I know the question is, will this good feeling last over the course of a NBA season and I don’t know. I’ll never know unless I try.”
At that time, Roy, 27, hadn’t made a decision about his future, but Friday he used Conroy’s Twitter account to announce his plans.
“I’m preparing for a comeback,” he said. “I’m training daily.”
Roy has career averages of 19.0 points, 4.3 rebounds and 4.7 assists, but he retired before the season because of cartilage deterioration. NBA rules prohibit him from playing for Portland until the 2014-15 season.
TUESDAY MORNING LINKS:
Jabari Parker, the consensus No. 1 recruit in the nation, told Adam Zagoria he plans to make his college choice in November. Parker has 14 schools on his list including Washington and wants to trim the list to eight this summer.
Howie Stalwick at Cougfan.com picks Washington State to finish fourth in the Pac-12 behind (in order) UCLA, Arizona and California. He has UW fifth.
— Utah will unveil its revamped roster this summer during its exhibition trip to Brazil.
— Oregon State picked up a verbal commitment from Cheikh N’Diaye, a 7-foot-1, 230-pound center from Carlsbad, Calif. The OSU recruit is not related to UW center Aziz N’Diaye, but both are from Senegal and share similar traits on the court.
— Arizona coach Sean Miller received a contract extension and his new deal pays him $2.6 million annually. It expires 2016-17.
— Last Friday the NCAA adopted a rule that allows college basketball coaches to make unlimited text and phone calls to junior and senior high school prospects.
— Former UW star Terrence Ross worked out with the Philadelphia 76ers (video below) last week. Courtney Witte, the Sixers director of player personnel, said: “He’s not Reggie Miller, but he’s a shooter and he’s a scorer. He’ll knock down the outside shot. He’s a guy that’s going to have a long-time NBA career. That kind of skill set is only going to get better.”
— Dime Magazine ranks Wroten as the third best passer among the NBA draft hopefuls.

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