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April 15, 2013 at 2:10 PM

Huskies perform in weekend tourneys

In case you missed it, Washington incoming freshman Nigel Williams-Goss finished his high school career with a standout performance in the Jordan Brand Classic. He led the West team to a 102-98 victory.

Here’s the box score.

Williams-Goss finished with 17 points on 6-for-7 shooting, four assists, three rebounds and steal to offset four turnovers. He made 4 of 5 at the line and was 1-for-1 on three pointers

Late in the game, Williams-Goss made a steal and converted the turnover into a layup despite being fouled. He converted the ensuing free throw and his three-point-play gave the West a 99-96 lead with 28.5 seconds left.

Paul Biancardi, who is the director of recruiting at, says the Huskies are receiving a dynamic leader.


Solid showing by Washington seniors Abdul Gaddy and Aziz N’Diaye last week at the Portsmouth Invitational Tournament. They were two of 64 players invited to the tournament.

Gaddy received a bit of bad luck from the start. Oregon forward Arsalan Kazemi was originally assigned to his team, but decided not to attend. Gaddy’s squad was absent of big-time stars. Still he put up respectable stats in three games.

Gaddy started every game and averaged 10.7 points, 6.3 assists, 4.3 rebounds, 2.0 steals, 3.0 turnovers and 31.3 minutes. His team went 0-3.

Meanwhile N’Diaye did his thing, which was provide a defensive presence in the middle and rebound. He also started every game and averaged 6.3 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.3 blocks and 21.3 minutes. His team finished 2-1.

N’Diaye’s team included Washington State senior Brock Motum who started one game. He averaged 8.6 points. 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 assists.

Other Pac-12 players at the tournament included Oregon’s E.J. Singler and Tony Woods, Arizona’s Mark Lyons and UCLA’s Larry Drew II. Former UW player Elston Turner also competed.

No Pac-12 player was chosen to the 12-man all-tournament team. BYU’s Brandon Davies was selected the tournament MVP.


— Sometimes a tweet won’t do. Oregon State junior Eric Moreland felt the need to call a press conference today to announce he’s staying in school. He was the sixth-leading scorer on a team that tied for last in the Pac-12 last season. He averaged 9.4 points, 10.6 rebounds and 2.5 blocks.

— Arizona freshman Grant Jerrett is considering turning pro.

— If Colorado junior Andre Roberson leaves school, then the Buffaloes will go from Pac-12 title contender to middle of the pack.

— New UCLA coach Steve Alford poached assistant David Grace away from Oregon State, which makes life hard on Beavers coach Craig Robinson who has a hole to fill on his staff before the big recruiting season begins in July.

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