Tag:Washington
Posted on: October 7, 2010 3:47 pm
Edited on: October 7, 2010 3:48 pm
 

Wroten decision coming today

McDonald's All-American candidate Tony Wroten is expected to announce his college decision this afternoon.

He'll reportedly pick between Louisville and Washington.

Scout.com's Evan Daniels has predicted Wroten, a 6-foot-4 guard, will announce for Washington. MaxPreps.com ranks the Seattle native 15th in the Class of 2011. Scout.com has Wroten ranked 27th. Rivals.com has him ranked 30th.
Posted on: May 1, 2010 7:38 am
Edited on: May 1, 2010 7:45 am
 

Jones picks UW, talks to Calipari, then wavers


Terrence Jones announced at a Friday press conference that he will attend Washington.

But he didn't sign his letter of intent.

And now he's wavering.

And, of course, Kentucky's John Calipari is at the middle of the controversy.

"This is uncharted territory," Tweeted Scout.com recruiting analyst Dave Telep. "T-Jones basically had a wedding, consulted a divorce lawyer and began dating again all in the same day."

Unreal.

The gist of the story is that Jones, a McDonald's All-American from Portland, picked Washington over Kentucky, Kansas, Oregon, UCLA and Oklahoma early Friday while more than 25,000 watched live on the Oregonian's web site. Then, according to Percy Allen of the Seattle Times, Jones ended up on the phone with Calipari for about 15 minutes. It's unclear who called whom. But Allen wrote that the 6-foot-9 forward "seemed pained" after the conversation, and either way, it's true that Jones never actually signed with Washington despite announcing he would sign with Washington.

Jones is now reportedly considering Kentucky again.

There's no timetable for a resolution.
Posted on: April 27, 2010 12:02 am
 

McDonald's All-American Jones announcing Friday


Terrence Jones, the top unsigned prospect in the Class of 2010, will announce his college decision Friday, according to Scout.com's Evan Daniels.

Jones is a 6-foot-9 McDonald's All-American from Portland.

He'll reportedly choose between Kansas, Kentucky, Washington, UCLA, Oklahoma and Oregon.

MaxPreps.com ranks Jones as the No. 6 prospect in the Class of 2010.
Posted on: April 27, 2010 12:02 am
 

McDonald's All-American Jones announcing Friday


Terrence Jones, the top unsigned prospect in the Class of 2010, will announce his college decision Friday, according to Scout.com's Evan Daniels.

Jones is a 6-foot-9 McDonald's All-American from Portland.

He'll reportedly choose between Kansas, Kentucky, Washington, UCLA, Oklahoma and Oregon.

MaxPreps.com ranks Jones as the No. 6 prospect in the Class of 2010.
Posted on: December 14, 2009 6:42 pm
Edited on: December 14, 2009 6:52 pm
 

The Poll Attacks


Roger Clarkson is trying to be stubborn.

Fine with me.

I'll Poll Attack him again.

Let's do this!

AP poll: First, let's revisit what I wrote about Roger last week.

(And I quote ...)

"He has Pittsburgh ranked 18th even though Pitt has no relevant players from last season's team, no good wins and a 16-point loss to Texas. There is absolutely nothing -- not preseason expectations, not current body of work, not anything -- to suggest Pitt is one of the best 25 teams in America, much less No. 18. But that's where Roger has the Panthers ranked. And would you believe that's not even the dumbest thing on his ballot?"

From there, I went on to destroy Roger's ballot -- you can read last week's Poll Attacks here -- and I thought he'd take the hint, learn a lesson, and we'd all be better for it. Instead, this dude ranked Pitt again despite Pitt losing by double-digits to an Indiana team that might finish last in the Big Ten.

WTF?

Is public humiliation not enough?

Is he just testing me?

And though you might think I'd hold myself to a higher standard and not pick on the same person's ballot every week, you'd be wrong to think that. I will do this every Monday until Pitt is removed from Roger's ballot. So stay tuned. And Roger's crazy if he assumed I'd be too focused on him having Pitt at No. 24 to notice that he also inexplicably has Washington at No. 16, because I noticed that, too. But I'll use the Coaches poll portion of the Poll Attacks to explain my issue with Washington.

Coaches poll:
Washington is 6-2 with both losses coming to ranked teams -- the first to No. 20 Texas Tech, the second to No. 11 Georgetown. But none of the Huskies' six wins are notable, meaning they are 6-2 with zero good wins. Meantime, Dayton is 7-2 with both losses also coming to ranked teams -- the first to No. 9 Villanova, the second to No. 22 Kansas State. But to help offset those losses, the Flyers have a win over No. 15 Georgia Tech in addition to wins over Creighton, George Mason and Old Dominion.

So to summarize, Dayton's losses are certainly no worse than Washington's, and Dayton absolutely has better wins than Washington. This cannot be debated. And yet Washington is ranked 21st with 146 points. And Dayton is ranked 41st with nine points.

Seriously, could anybody reasonably suggest Washington's body of work is better than Dayton's body of work?

If so, I can't see how.

(Worth noting: Roger has Washington at No. 16 and Dayton unranked. Also worth noting: Roger has Georgia Tech at No. 19. You know, the same Georgia Tech that Dayton beat on a neutral court.)

The dumb coaches (and Roger) also have Washington (6-2 record with no good wins) ahead of Kansas State (9-1 record, only loss to No. 25 Ole Miss with wins over Dayton, Washington State, Xavier and No. 23 UNLV), and that's twice as dumb as having Washington over Dayton. So I don't know why I even worry with this stuff, except for that it gives me something to do on Monday afternoons.
Posted on: November 24, 2009 1:02 am
 

Washington lands Turkish star


Enes Kanter, a Turkish standout now playing at a prep school in the United States, verbally committed to Washington on Monday, giving the Huskies one of the best remaining prospects in the Class of 2010.

Kanter reportedly chose Washington over UCLA, Southern California, Indiana and UNLV.

He's a 6-foot-9 forward who rejected multiple million-dollar contracts in Europe to instead come to the United States, play at Stonebridge Prep in California and prepare to be a college freshman next year. Scout.com rates him as a five-star prospect. The site quoted an NBA scout who described Kanter as the "best player born in 1992 in Europe."

Kanter is the second Class of 2010 standout to commit to Washington.

The other is Desmond Simmons, a 6-7 forward from California.

MaxPreps.com ranks Simmons No. 90 in the Class of 2010.

(Note: Kanter's situation was detailed in a CBSSports.com column in August. Click this link to read it.)
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: November 9, 2009 11:22 pm
 

UCLA lands elite big man from Washington


Josh Smith committed to UCLA late Monday, Scout.com's Dave Telep is reporting.

Scout.com ranks Smith No. 13 nationally in the Class of 2010.

The 6-9 center chose the Bruins over in-state Washington.

"This was my choice, and it’s where I wanted to go," Smith told Scout.com. "I gave the other schools a chance just to see; I wanted to look at every aspect of staying home. But after going over every factor, I knew it was UCLA.

Smith is the second Class of 2010 prospect to commit to Ben Howland's Bruins. The other is Tyler Lamb. He's a guard from California ranked 60th by Scout.com.

National Signing Day is Wednesday.
Category: NCAAB
Posted on: September 28, 2009 9:07 am
Edited on: September 28, 2009 9:12 am
 

Recruiting notes from the weekend


There were some significant recruiting developments this weekend.

Here are some of them:

Irving visits Duke: Kyrie Irving, ranked fifth in the Class of 2010 by Scout.com, visited Duke, then Tweeted about it. "Duke official was great! I enjoyed every single second," he wrote. "Everything there fits me and is right for me...you never know what will happen ." Duke has long been considered the favorite to land Irving, a 6-foot-1 point guard from New Jersey. Still, Texas A&M is among the schools hanging around, primarily because Aggie assistant Scott Spinelli was college roommates with Irving's father, Drederick Irving.

Selby narrows list: Josh Selby, famous for decommitting from Tennessee in July, has narrowed his list of potential schools to six, and UT is not one of them. The final six are Kansas, Kentucky, Indiana, Baylor, Miami and Syracuse. All indications are that Selby -- a combo guard ranked 14th in the Class of 2010 by MaxPreps.com -- will make a final decision in the Spring.

Jones narrows list: Class of 2010 standout Terrence Jones trimmed his list of potential schools to seven -- specifically Kansas, Kentucky, UCLA, Arizona, Oklahoma, Washington and Oregon. MaxPreps.com ranks Jones as the No. 12 prospect in the Class of 2010.

USC gains fifth Class of 2010 pledge: Kevin O'Neill accepted a commitment from Maurice Jones, according to Scout.com's Evan Daniels. Jones is a 5-7 point guard who reportedly averaged 28 points and 13 assists last season in high school. He's the fifth Class of 2010 prospect to commit to USC despite an ongoing NCAA investigation.
 
 
 
 
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