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September 3, 2012 at 7:44 PM

Abdul Gaddy making strides in foreign tour

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Photo credit: University of Washington
Here’s some quick thoughts from Washington’s 88-76 defeat against Paris-Levallois on Monday.
Abdul Gaddy (above, right) led the Huskies in scoring again and finished with 19 points on 7-for-12 shooting. He was 2 for 2 on three-pointers, but made just three of six free throws. He also had three assists and three rebounds. For some inexplicable reason, Gaddy has been turnover prone during the trip. Today he had 10 of UW’s 22 TOs. In the first game, he had 7 turnovers. Aside from the turnovers, Gaddy has been one of UW’s stars. He leads the team with a 15.8 scoring average. He’s also connected on 7 for 11 three-pointers (63.5 percent). The rest of the team is a combined 20-for-74 (29.3%)
— For the second straight game, Gaddy, Scott Suggs and C.J. Wilcox took most of the shots and were the only players to crack double-digit scoring. Suggs and Wilcox each scored 13 points, but Suggs was more efficient and productive. He made 5 of 12 shots (1 for 4 on threes) and had six rebounds, five steals and three assists to offset three turnovers in a game-high 35 minutes. Wilcox needed 14 shots to score 13 points. He was 2 of 7 downtown.
— Looks like Breunig might be emerging from the power forward hopefuls that includes Desmond Simmons, Jernard Jarreau and Shawn Kemp Jr. Breunig has figured out Romar loves big men who rebound and it appears as if he’s improved significantly in that category. He’s averaging 3.6 boards during the tour. Today he had four rebounds, three assists, two points and one block in 18 minutes.
— In the game recap from the UW sports information department, coach Lorenzo Romar said he’s “been giving the starting nod to the two bigs who have the most rebounds per minute in the previous game.”
— Simmons and Breunig started Monday’s game while senior 7-foot center Aziz N’Diaye came off the bench for the first time. It looks as if, N’Diaye and Breunig will start Tuesday’s 11 a.m. PT game against Rueil AC.
— Typical game for N’Diaye who finished with eight points and eight rebounds, including three on the offensive glass. He missed 6 of 8 free throws.
— Gaddy and N’Diaye were the major culprits in the 64.3 percent (18 for 28) free throw shooting.
— According to internet reports, Paris-Levallois just might be the best team UW faces during its seven-game exhibition tour. The top-tier team in France includes Sean May and Jawad Williams, who played in the NBA and led North Carolina to a 2005 NCAA title. In Monday’s game against Washington, May had 14 points and 10 rebounds while Williams had a team-high 17 points.

Comments | Topics: Abdul Gaddy, C.J. Wilcox, Scott Suggs

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