Former Washington players Brandon Roy and Will Conroy are teaming up to host a back-to-school barbecue noon Saturday where they’ll giveaway backpacks and provide free haircuts for kids.
It’s the second year for the event, which is being held at the Red Apple Market on South Jackson St. Several local sports celebrities are expected to be on hand for autographs.
Conroy and Roy were teammates at Garfield High and with the Huskies. They’ll also play together next season for the Minnesota Timberwolves.
FRIDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Colorado capped its exhibition tour with a 39-point crushing win in Holland and the Buffs won 96-57 over the Rotterdam Challengers. Freshman forward Josh Scott, who has been the leading scorer on the overseas road trip, once again had a team-high 19 points on 8-of-13 shooting and five rebounds. Junior forward Andre Roberson had 18 points and 12 rebounds, freshman forward Xavier Johnson finished with 11 points and 10 rebounds and senior guard Sabatino Chen poured added 11 points, six rebounds, six assists and six steals. Surprisingly sophomore Spencer Dinwiddie, who was voted to the Pac-12 all-freshman team last season, was relatively quiet on trip. Juniors Jeremy Adams and Shane Harris-Tunks did not play in any of the games due to injuries.
— Oregon State began its exhibition tour of Europe with a 76-59 win over the St. Charles Basketball Club in Charenton, France. Interesting to note the Beavers started guards Ahmad Starks and Roberto Nelson, forwards Joe Burton and Devon Collier and Angus Brandt, who finished with team-highs 17 points and 13 rebounds. Eric Moreland was the first substitution.
— UCLA made the 13-hour flight from Los Angeles to Beijing on Wednesday to start a seven-day, three-game tour of China.
— Arizona coach Sean Miller applauded the efforts of Kevin Parrom, Solomon Hill and newcomer Mark Lyons during the Wildcats’ two-day exhibition tour of the Bahamas.
— ESPN set out to establish the 50 most successful men’s basketball programs of the past-half century using a fancy grading system based on statistical data such as conference titles, winning percentages and etc. Three Pac-12 teams made the list. UCLA is No. 2, Arizona 10 and Utah is tied at 20.
August 24, 2012 at 8:45 AM
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