Former Washington star Nate Robinson is a Seahawks fan in Broncos territory. The nine-year NBA veteran plays for the Denver Nuggets, but his football allegiance it to his hometown team.
Robinson told the Denver Post: “”Even though I’m with the Nuggets, I can’t go against the grain. I’m going with Seattle.”
Robinson, a two-sport standout at UW, said he gave a verbal commitment to Seahawks coach Pete Carroll when he was at USC. The two have remained in contact over the years.
“I’ve been to a couple of practices this past summer and coach Carroll said that he’ll have me hoist the ’12th Man’ flag next season,” Robinson said.
— Aaron Gordon returns to the Bay Area on Wednesday with the No.1-ranked Arizona Wildcats.
— Nice feature on Gordon’s family in the San Francisco Chronicle. Interesting note, Arizona fans may outnumber Stanford fans at Maples Pavilion.
— Arizona begins its second Pac-12 road trip Wednesday at Stanford.
— Arizona’s winning streak has roots in the Bay Area.
— It’s a little old, but Jeff Faraudo at the San Jose Mercury News believes Arizona will not go undefeated.
— Oregon will have its hands full Thursday trying to slow down UCLA guard Kyle Anderson.
— The Bruins must contend with an Oregon team that is desperate to regain the form it had the start of the season.
— One good thing came out of Saturday’s 87-81 defeat at Washington for Oregon State, Devon Collier broke out of a scoring slump.
— Here’s a weekly Pac-12 notebook and power rankings from Jon Gold at the Arizona Daily Star.
TODAY’S PAC-12 SCHEDULE:
No. 1 Arizona (20-0, 7-0) at Stanford (13-6, 4-3), 6 p.m. PT ……. ESPN2
Arizona State (15-5, 4-3) at California (14-6, 5-2), 8 p.m. ………… ESPNU
Picks: Stanford and Cal
Pac-12 tally: 31-12 (.720)
Season tally: 128-35 (.785)