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October 17, 2014 at 12:52 PM

Washington player survey: Robert Upshaw wins top honors

Washington center Robert Upshaw (middle) and Nigel Williams-Goss (right) are expected to lead the Huskies in rebounding and scoring respectively, according to a player survey. (Photo credit: Mark Harrison - Seattle Times)

Robert Upshaw (middle) and Nigel Williams-Goss (right) are expected to lead Washington in rebounding and scoring respectively, according to a player survey. (Photo credit: Mark Harrison – Seattle Times)

We asked Washington players 12 anonymous questions about the team and the results were surprising and not-so surprising.

There was a mix of opinions and just one consensus – newcomer Robert Upshaw is expected to lead the Huskies in rebounding, according to our survey.

Upshaw also garnered the most votes in five categories followed by Nigel Williams-Goss (four), Jahmel Taylor (two), Mike Anderson, Jernard Jarreau and Shawn Kemp Jr.

Editor’s note: Player responses were anonymous to ensure honest answers and avoid hurt feelings or any kind of backlash. Players were not allowed to vote for themselves. Only the eight returning players participated because incoming players are unavailable to the media at this time. 

Here’s a look at the results.

WASHINGTON HUSKIES PLAYER SURVEY

Down three points, who takes the last shot to force OT?
— Nigel Williams-Goss (4), Andrew Andrews (3), Quevyn Winters.

Which player would you want to trade places with for one day?
— Jernard Jarreau and Robert Upshaw (3), Andrews, Williams-Goss

Who is the most athletic?
— Shawn Kemp Jr. and Upshaw (3), Darin Johnson (2),

Who gives the most positive energy?
— Williams-Goss (7), Dan Kingma

Who has developed the most?
— Jahmel Taylor (3), Mike Anderson, Andrews, Gilles Dierickx, Johnson, Kemp

Who is most likely to get a triple-double?
— Williams-Goss (4), Upshaw (2), Anderson, Jarreau

Who is the toughest defender?
— Anderson (6), Jarreau, Williams-Goss

Who is the toughest to defend?
— Upshaw (4), Andrews (2), Anderson, Taylor

Who will be the best NBA player?
— Upshaw (7), Williams-Goss

Who gets overlooked, but deserves more attention?
— Taylor (3), Anderson, Dierickx, Jarreau, Johnson, Kemp

Who is most likely to lead the team in scoring?
— Williams-Goss (5), Andrews (3)

Who is most likely to lead the team in rebounding?
— Upshaw (8)

THREE-POINT PLAY

Which game are you most anticipating?
— Arizona (4), Oregon (2), San Diego State, South Carolina State

Excluding UW players, who is the best player in the Pac-12?
— Oregon’s Joseph Young (3), Washington State’s DaVonte Lacy (2), Utah’s Jordan Loveridge, Arizona’s Stanley Johnson, Stanford’s Chasson Randle

Excluding Washington, who wins the Pac-12?
— Arizona (7), Oregon

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