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November 5, 2014 at 3:01 PM

Jernard Jarreau, Shawn Kemp Jr., Mike Anderson to start Washington’s exhibition

After nearly a year layoff due to a knee injury, Jernard Jarreau returns to the starting lineup for Thursday’s exhibition opener against Saint Martin’s. He’ll be joined in the front court by forwards Shawn Kemp Jr. and Mike Anderson, a pair of seniors who have been overshadowed at times during their UW careers. Both have…

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November 26, 2013 at 12:32 PM

Shawn Kemp Jr. diagnosed with thyroid disease

For weeks Washington said forward Shawn Kemp Jr. had an unspecified illness during training camp that forced him to miss practices. His absence in workouts led to speculation that his condition might explain his lack of production on the court at the start of the season. On Tuesday afternoon, a few hours before a game against…

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November 25, 2013 at 7:20 AM

Perris Blackwell living up to expectations

Indiana Hoosiers forward Jeremy Hollowell (33) drives to the basket during the first half against Washington Huskies forward Perris Blackwell (2) and guard Mike Anderson (11) at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 21, 2013. (Jim O'Connor-USA TODAY)

Indiana Hoosiers forward Jeremy Hollowell (33) drives to the basket during the first half against Washington Huskies forward Perris Blackwell (2) and guard Mike Anderson (11) at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 21, 2013. (Jim O’Connor-USA TODAY)

Five games into the 2013-14 season, the Huskies (2-3) are getting just about exactly what they expected from Perris Blackwell, the fifth-year senior who sat out last year after transferring from San Francisco.

He’s averaging 11.8 points, 0.8 assists and 0.5 steals, which are nearly identical to the numbers he put up during his last year with the Dons. As a junior, he averaged 12.7 points, 0.9 assists and 0.4 steals.

However, the 6-9 and 275 pound has proven to be a better rebounder and shot blocker than advertised. He’s also playing more minutes than ever before.

Blackwell is averaging 8.0 rebounds, which is nearly two rebounds more than his last year at San Francisco. He averaged 0.3 blocks in 2011-12 and this season he’s up to 1.5.

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