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June 27, 2012 at 2:19 PM

Lorenzo Romar invited to NBA draft

Lorenzo Romar will join former Washington standout Terrence Ross at Thursday’s NBA draft at the Prudential Center in Newark, N.J.
Ross is one of 14 players who was invited to the draft, which is an indicator that he’ll be taken either in the lottery or shortly thereafter.
Romar will likely receive plenty of TV time from ESPN to talk about Ross and Tony Wroten Jr., the Pac-12 freshman of the year who will also be taken in the draft.
Washington has never had two players taken in the first-round of the draft in the same year.
In 2005, Nate Robinson was the 21st overall pick while Martell Webster went off the board at No. 6. Webster committed to the Huskies out of high school, but never played for Washington.
In 2006, Brandon Roy was the sixth overall pick and Bobby Jones was taken in the second round, 47th overall. It was the last time Romar – a seventh round pick in 1980 – attended the draft.
When asked this morning by KJR AM’s Mitch Levy if he was certain Wroten would be taken in the first round, Romar said: “I’d say I’m 95 percent sure.”
You can listen to the entire interview (below).
WEDNESDAY AFTERNOON LINKS:
— Oregon State hasn’t had a player taken in the draft in 14 years, which is the longest drought by a major-conference team. The last player was Corey Benjamin in 1998. The next is most likely Jared Cunningham, who many believe will be taken in the second round Thursday.
— Oregon just 11 players on scholarship, which is two fewer than the NCAA limit.

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