Follow us:

Husky Men's Basketball

The latest news and analysis on Husky men's hoops.

June 5, 2014 at 3:19 PM

Thursday links: Marquese Chriss invited to USA Basketball tryouts

Marquese Chriss, who verbally committed to Washington, is one of 21 players who will participate in the USA Basketball Men’s U18 National Team training camp, that begins Tuesday at the U.S. Olympic Training Center (USOTC) in Colorado Springs, Colo.,

He’s hoping to be selected to the 12-man team that will compete in the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship at the USOTC on June 20-24.

Chriss, a 6-9, 200-pound forward from Elk Grove, Calif., is a long shot to make the team considering a dozen invitees have prior USA basketball experience.

Stanley Johnson, a 6-7 incoming Arizona freshman forward, is one of the headliners at the training camp. The invitees also include guard Tyler Dorsey, who verbally committed to the Wildcats.

THURSDAY LINKS:

Scout.com updated its top 100 list for 2015 prospects Thursday and all three UW commits improved in the new rankings. Dejounte Murray is listed at No. 43, Chriss is 47 and David Crisp rounds out the evaluations at 100.

— For some reason Washington president Michael Young cringed when former UW star Tony Wroten Jr. decided to leave the Huskies after his freshman season and enter the NBA draft. That’s a peculiar reaction, but then his take on the Pac-12’s proposals for NCAA reform are interesting.

— Arizona forward Brandon Ashley, who is recovering from a broken foot, is hoping to be ready for full contact in August.

California signed point guard Brandon Chauca.

— New Oregon State coach Wayne Tinkle made an addition to his staff, assistant Kerry Rupp.

— added Trevor Dunbar, a 5-10 guard from San Francisco, to its four-man 2014 incoming recruiting class. The Cougars also hired strength and conditioning coach Scott Thom.

— As expected, former California assistant Travis DeCuire replaced Tinkle at Montana.

— UCLA freshman Zach LaVine can jump really, really high. Just look at that picture (below).

Zach LaVine testing his vertical at a Los Angeles Lakers pre-draft workout.

Zach LaVine testing his vertical at a Los Angeles Lakers pre-draft workout.

Comments | More in Links

COMMENTS

No personal attacks or insults, no hate speech, no profanity. Please keep the conversation civil and help us moderate this thread by reporting any abuse. See our Commenting FAQ.



The opinions expressed in reader comments are those of the author only, and do not reflect the opinions of The Seattle Times.


Advertising
The Seattle Times

The door is closed, but it's not locked.

Take a minute to subscribe and continue to enjoy The Seattle Times for as little as 99 cents a week.

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Subscriber login ►
The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription upgrade.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. For unlimited seattletimes.com access, please upgrade your digital subscription.

Call customer service at 1.800.542.0820 for assistance with your upgrade or questions about your subscriber status.

The Seattle Times

To keep reading, you need a subscription.

We hope you have enjoyed your complimentary access. Subscribe now for unlimited access!

Subscription options ►

Already a subscriber?

We've got good news for you. Unlimited seattletimes.com content access is included with most subscriptions.

Activate Subscriber Account ►