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March 26, 2014 at 9:06 AM

Morning links: Tough times for former UW standout Bobby Jones

Former Washington standout Bobby Jones played two years in the NBA. (Photo credit: Dean Rutz - Seattle Times)

Former Washington standout Bobby Jones played two years in the NBA. (Photo credit: Dean Rutz – Seattle Times)

Former Washington star Bobby Jones writes a first-hand account about his arrest last year, which stemmed from an alleged domestic violence situation.

He delved into several topics ranging from playing professionally overseas, contemplating retirement, the challenges of being a single father and the state of black men in America.

It’s a powerful read.

Jones was a four-year starter (2003-06) at Washington. He helped the Huskies to the NCAA tournament his final three seasons. He ranks 25th (1,226 point) on the school’s all-time scoring list.

The Minnesota Timberwolves used a second-round pick in the 2006 NBA draft on Jones. He played for six teams (Philadelphia, Denver, Houston, Miami, San Antonio and Memphis) during a two-year NBA career (2006-08).

Jones has spent the past six years playing professionally overseas.

WEDNESDAY MORNING LINKS:

—  The Miller family is celebrating big time this week.

— UCLA, which plays top-seed Florida in a NCAA tournament Sweet 16 matchup, says the Gators look a lot like Arizona.

— San Jose Mercury-News columnist Mark Purdy takes a look at Sweet 16 combatants Stanford and Dayton. He writes: “The Flyers and Cardinal, bless them, still cling to the quaint notion that a triumphant college team can be created by developing players over the course of three or four years, molding them into experienced winners.”

— Oregon must answer several questions in the offseason.

Dana Altman earned $50,000 for guiding the Ducks to the NCAA tournament.

— If California is going to reach the National Invitation Tournament Final Four in New York, the Golden Bears must first defeat No. 1 seed SMU today in Dallas.

— Former Washington standout Tony Wroten Jr. had to backtrack from comments he made about Michael Jordan.

— The Philadelphia 76ers have lost 25 straight games – one shy of the NBA record – but Wroten appears to have found a home in the City of Brotherly Love.

— Golden State assistant Brian Scalabrine, the former Enumclaw High standout who played at Highline Community College and USC, clashed with Warriors coach Mark Jackson and reassigned to a position with the franchise’s NBA Development League team in Santa Cruz.

TODAY’S PAC-12 SCHEDULE:

NIT
No. 2 CALIFORNIA at No. 1 SMU, 6 p.m. PT …. ESPN2

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