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April 14, 2014 at 10:54 AM

Nigel Williams-Goss returning to Washington

Washington freshman Nigel Williams-Goss told the Huskies he’s returning for his sophomore season, according to a school spokesperson. The 6-3 guard considered turning pro and entering the 2014 NBA draft. “I’m very excited to be coming back,” Williams-Goss told CSNNW.com. “I believe in the development of our current team along with the new recruits we…

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April 10, 2014 at 5:02 PM

Poll question: Should Nigel Williams-Goss enter NBA draft?

Washington freshman Nigel Williams-Goss is considering making a one-and-done jump to the NBA. Let’s examine his situation. FIVE REASONS TO ENTER NBA DRAFT 1. The statistics say Williams-Goss is among the best point guards in the nation. He averaged 13.4 points, 4.4 rebounds and 4.4 assists. Only five point guards from the six major conferences averaged…

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April 1, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Washington’s big man search won’t be easy

Washington needs a big man to replace senior center Perris Blackwell and junior forward Desmond Simmons, who decided to transfer to another school. However, a list of the top 51 junior-college players compiled by 247sports.com reveals there are only four players 6-foot-7 or taller who haven’t committed or signed with a school. And none of…

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March 28, 2014 at 8:32 PM

Desmond Simmons leaving Washington

Washington junior forward Desmond Simmons sent a tweet Friday night saying he’s leaving Washington. Appreciate all the support I've received over the last four years while being a Husky. I'm very… http://t.co/XN2LZdaMPJ — Desmond Simmons (@30dezz) March 29, 2014 On his Instagram account he wrote: “Appreciate all the support I’ve received over the last four…

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March 27, 2014 at 1:28 PM

Former UW player invited to Portsmouth Invitational Tournament

There’s no doubt Mark McLaughlin could have helped Washington the past two seasons. The high-scoring, well-traveled guard spent four months with the Huskies in 2012 before both sides agreed to part ways for reasons that still remain somewhat murky. But this much is clear, McLaughlin gets buckets. At Central Washington, he led all Division II…

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March 26, 2014 at 12:16 PM

Stanford dominates Pac-12 all-academic honors

Score one for the smart kids. It’s a good week for the Stanford men’s basketball team, which makes its first foray to the NCAA tournament Sweet Sixteen since 2008. The Cardinal also had six players – including four starters – receive Pac-12 all-academic honors. Stanford accounted for a third of players who received academic recognition. Utah…

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March 19, 2014 at 2:30 PM

Why Washington said no to CBI

Washington officials have said for weeks they weren’t interested in pursuing a bid from the College Basketball Invitational. Their reasons were rather vague, but maybe finances played a role in their decision making. According to a story in the Oregonian, Oregon State will pay $35,000 to host a first-round CBI game. If the Beavers…

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March 17, 2014 at 3:45 PM

UW unsure if Robert Upshaw will play next season

When Washington landed Robert Upshaw last year, the 6-11, 255-pound center immediately improved the outlook for the Huskies even if he had to sit out the 2013-14 season due to NCAA transfer rules. Despite posting pedestrian statistics – 5.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 22 games during his one season (2012-13) at Fresno…

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March 17, 2014 at 11:51 AM

A quick look at 2014-15 UW roster

Here’s a look at the projected scholarship players for the 2014-15 Washington men’s basketball team. SENIORS F – Desmond Simmons F – Shawn Kemp Jr. G/F – Mike Anderson Note: Each has started at times during their UW careers and displayed glimpses of real potential. Simmons has been the most consistent, productive and dependable among the trio. Kemp showed…

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March 16, 2014 at 5:48 PM

Washington left out of NIT

The Huskies knew their chances to earn a third straight berth in the National Invitation Tournament were slim. After the bracket was announced during the NIT Selection Show on ESPNU on Sunday, Washington was not included in the 32-team field. School officials have indicated they’re not interested in a bid from the College Basketball Invitational, which means…

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