- Detailed NFL Mock Drafts, Player Prospect Rankings, and One of the Largest Mock Draft Databases on the Web

2011-12 College Basketball Season Preview: Washington

Written by Paul Banks of the Washington Times, David Kay and Peter Christian of the The Sports Bank. Send Paul an e-mail here: paulb05 AT hotmail DOT com.
All other e-mail, including advertising and link proposals, send to:

Washington Huskies (Last Year: 22-14, 11-7 in Pac-12)

2011-12 Projected Depth Chart:

F/C: Aziz N'Diaye (Jr)/Jernard Jarraeu (Fr)

PF: Darnell Gant (Sr)/Desmond Simmons (Fr)/Shawn Kemp Jr. (Fr)/Martin Breunig (Fr)

SF: Terrence Ross (So)/Scott Suggs (Sr)

G: Abdul Gaddy (Jr)/C.J. Wilcox (So)/Hikeem Stewart (Fr)

PG: Tony Wroten (Fr)/Andrew Andrews (Fr)

Gone: SF-Tyler Honeycutt, SG-Malcolm Lee, SG-Matt Carlino (transfer-BYU)

2011-12 Outlook:
For the second straight year, the Washington Huskies underachieved a bit in the regular season even though they finished third in the Pac-10. Lorenzo Romar has to replace four starters but has some extremely talented youngsters who should help Washington figure into the Pac-12 title race.

After a disappointing freshman season, Abdul Gaddy was finding his groove until he suffered a torn ACL that sidelined him for all but two conference games. Gaddy's return combined with the addition of Tony Wroten gives Romar a pair of versatile guards capable of running the point and avoid a major letdown due to the losses of Isaiah Thomas and Venoy Overton.

Wroten might be the most gifted passer of all freshmen point guards. He has outstanding handles, court vision, athleticism, and great size at 6-5. If Wroten can buy into the team concept, he will find a way into the starting lineup and should be a special player for the Huskies. Fellow freshmen Hikeem Stewart and Andrew Andrews will try to work themselves into the rotation.

Justin Holliday is gone, but Washington returns a few lengthy wing players who can light it up from downtown. Many are pegging Terrence Ross to have a breakout sophomore campaign based on the way he ended last season, being named to the Pac-10 All-Tournament Team. Scott Suggs and C.J. Wilcox each shot above 40% from distance a year ago and could really benefit from Wroten's ability to drive and kick. Suggs will be out until at least December due to a stress fracture in his foot, but it will be a challenge for Romar to keep all three guys happy with their playing time and make sure there are enough shots to go around when Suggs does return.

Aziz N'Diaye returns to provide a defensive presence in the middle. He is fairly limited on the offensive end but uses his size and athleticism to be a force on the glass and as a shot blocker. N'Diaye should wreak havoc in the paint this season since he will likely see more minutes due to the loss of Matthew Bryan-Amaning.

Darnell Gant started 11 games last season and will likely replace Bryan-Amaning in the starting lineup. Gant is more of a face-up four who has range out to the three-point line. Redshirt freshman Desmond Simmons will compete for minutes off the bench along with true freshmen Shawn Kemp Jr., Jernard Jarreau, and Martin Breunig.

Scoring will not be a problem for the Huskies who finished third in the nation in points per game last season. If they can tighten up their defensive efforts, Washington could cause a lot of problems out west. I think "experts" are sleeping on this team a bit. If Wroten is as good as advertised and Ross makes the jump many expect him to, the Huskies will be a tough team to stop.

Player to Watch: Terrence Ross, SG
As his freshman season progressed, Ross became a more integral part of Washington's attack. He can score from the outside with a sweet stroke but also effective attacking the basket. The Portland native is already a lottery prospect on most NBA Draft boards and could solidify those projections with a breakout year.

Key Non-Conference Games:
  • 11/20 at St. Louis
  • 12/2 at Nevada
  • 12/6 vs. Marquette (Jimmy V Classic)
  • 12/9 vs. Duke (Jimmy V Classic)

    Predicted Pac-12 Finish: 2nd

    Leave a comment

    click on image to refresh it
    Cayden 03-07-2014 06:36 am (total posts: 1)
    2     2

    Much may be carried out to build up the crash-worthiness of the automobiles QuotesChimp generate. Security progress pieces has to be dealt with. Aspect-effect safety requirements ought to be updated to lessen thoracic/stomach harms and brain accidents from experience of the a pillar and from sidedoor ejection, especially in automobile-to-automobile aspect-effect accidents. Improved rollover-protection becomes necessary, using a necessity that antilock brakes be set up in each automobile to cut back roll overs. Automated inactive discipline security conditions, presently created for voyager vehicles, should really be expaned to incorporate gentle vehicles and vehicles, that have become increasingly more well-liked by the driving people. Less harms are equaled by safer automobiles. Less harms shift underwriters' numbers involving their threat of reduction. A lower-risk of reduction permits rates to be reduced by the corporations.
    Sara 01-08-2014 12:03 am (total posts: 1)
    3     3

    We saw this last week because we were draeepste to get out of the house and it was ADORABLE! My husband especially loved it because he could relate to all the old video games of his youth. Super cute!
    Seat 01-07-2014 03:55 pm (total posts: 1)
    3     3

    My daughter suegsgted me to read it this morning and i did during my lunch break. AND it was a wonderful book. She read it at least 4 times now. I really enjoyed it. I shall thank you and my daughter. Thank you very much for the lovely note for her birthday.
    DjJulliano 01-07-2014 03:45 pm (total posts: 1)
    4     3

    > Valid or no, the snickering and wikcarcesing about the comments from Fedor's management have been regurgitated to death at pretty much every MMA forum on the Internet for going on two weeks now. And people still think it's witty and novel. Yet this doesn't hold true for Dana White-bashing, So you'll forgive me if I pay it no mind.
    Facundo 01-07-2014 08:56 am (total posts: 1)
    2     2

    shredding is not in my bag of usual tricks but I can deinlitefy see the benefits in this lesson as it easily adapts to many different genre and styles of guitar playing. And as far as the comments on there being a lack of soul in his playing run? scales and spider exercises for 10 minutes and then show off that purdy mouth
    Bertha 01-05-2014 06:18 am (total posts: 1)
    2     2

    We've ariverd at the end of the line and I have what I need!
    Sheila 01-05-2014 06:04 am (total posts: 1)
    3     2

    Love your work, Admin, but why aren't you posting signle Daniele sets? She's sooo pretty and sooo hot and sooo lovely and you get the idea, right? Thanks.
    Thiago 01-04-2014 06:31 pm (total posts: 1)
    2     2

    This is the kind of writing I like to see olnine. I appreciate good grammar and properly researched information. I also like the main points made by this writer. Thank you for your conscientious writing.
    Jorge 01-04-2014 07:19 am (total posts: 1)
    2     2

    Jana / Five snippets. 50% of the CD, and I am aleardy amazed at the beauty of what we have heard! Saying thanks just isn't enough!What a lovely gift of music for the fans! David is just the best, nobody else like him out there.
    Jennifer 01-03-2014 09:25 pm (total posts: 1)
    2     3

    alsoknownasallenkeys / Why do people alyaws complain about reviews being too low? If their all too low then relatively they are correct. Technically 10 is perfect and 5 should be average so 7/10 is a good score. The game has good aspects but is a bit boring and doesn't have anything special about it just a few old ideas shoved together. 7 out of 10 is as high as it can get for a game like this or every single games that isn't rubbish will be getting 8 s or above
    Nicola 01-03-2014 12:26 pm (total posts: 8)
    2     3

    Deleted and banned
    Willians 01-03-2014 10:43 am (total posts: 8)
    2     2

    Deleted and banned
    Ahmet 01-03-2014 06:11 am (total posts: 8)
    2     2

    This game was pretty hyped when they ancnouned a reboot to deus ex last year and any game that is released on a multiplatform makes loads of profit, so personally i think this game had good reception, i actually know a lot of people who purchased it because of its longevity. Besides its a good change of pace considering most games are all about constant action, weak story lines, and 6 hours worth of gameplay, give or take.
    Tish 01-03-2014 04:30 am (total posts: 8)
    2     2

    Smdc-kaab what I was looking for-ty!
    Abimanyu 01-03-2014 01:03 am (total posts: 2)
    2     2

    That's my problem as well. I dont want to play minmagies, i want to play an assassin. And my opinion is that they raped the game with so much extra content like investment, bombcrafting, sending assassins to missions, den fights, that on the one hand made other revelant things look smaller, and on the other hand pulls me out of the magic, the environment creates . I miss horses for faster travel, and I find it pretty annoying that now every soldier has rifles and grenades.

    Fantasy Football Rankings - July 30

    2016 NFL Mock Draft - July 24

    2015 NFL Mock Draft - July 23

    2015 NBA Mock Draft - July 1

    NFL Free Agents

    NFL Picks - Feb. 2

  • © 1999-2014 Walter Cherepinsky : all rights reserved
    Privacy Policy
    2 5 9

 Now on Twitter: Twitter

    Subscribe to the RSS Feed: RSS Feed