The Huskies have leading scorer C.J. Wilcox back from foot surgery and have added poised point guard Nigel Williams-Goss. Inside force Perris Blackwell gives UW a dimension it hasn't had in years.
He's one of the most accomplished, polished and mature freshmen the Huskies have ever welcomed – and I'm not even talking about basketball or him being one of the nation's top incoming point guards.
A Pac-12 officiating crew calls fouls galore during the 32-minute, game-like scrimmage – then explains this is how it's going to be when the games get real beginning for UW on Nov. 10.
The award is given annually to the nation's top point guard. Williams-Goss is one of just four freshman on the 50-person list.
They will get back to running. They will be led by a new, freshman point guard, Nigel Williams-Goss, who is poised and vocal beyond his teenage years. They will get the ball down low to Perris Blackwell. And the veterans will be motivated.
Nigel Williams-Goss runs the floor and the team, then declares after his first college practice that it was everything Lorenzo Romar said it would be. Running is the renewed emphasis for UW this preseason.
Head coach Lorenzo Romar will be joined by former NBA Great Mike Dunleavy as a guest speaker.
New basketball strength and conditioning coach Daniel Shapiro has arrived from the NBA with creative, new workouts to enhance conditioning drills. The latest came Monday inside Husky Stadium: "aerial football."
Robert Upshaw averaged 5.3 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game as a freshman at Fresno State.
Washington will open the 2014 Pac-12 Conference schedule in Tempe against Arizona State.
The Washington Men's Basketball team will play nine home games – including a Dec. 22 battle with Connecticut – two neutral site road games and two true road contests as part of its 2013-14 non-conference schedule.
The Huskies and Hoosiers will meet up in the first of two games of the 19th annual 2K Sports Classic at Madison Square Garden on Nov. 21. The winner/loser will face Connecticut or Boston College on Nov. 22.