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WHAT THEY'RE SAYING ABOUT BROCKMAN

"Brockman won't win on "Dancing With the Stars," but he is a beast on the boards. He finished third in the nation in rebounding last year (11.6) -- behind only Michael Beasley and Jason Thompson -- both first-round NBA draft selections. He averaged 4.4 offensive rebounds per game last season and has a relentless nature. As the top returning rebounder in the nation, Brockman will likely lead the nation in rebounding in 2009."
-- Jay Bilas, ESPN Analyst who ranked Brockman as the No. 1 returning rebounder in 2008-09

"I can tell you this, one of the most underrated players in the country is here [CBE Classic] - Jon Brockman, from Washington. He's an inside force, a terrific player."
-- Dick Vitale, Hall of Fame Broadcaster for ESPN

"There's only one thing bad about Jon Brockman -- he'll only have four years with us. There's just not a whole lot that you can say negative about him. He's a servant. He's a leader. He plays hard. He's talented. He approaches the game as if he's trying to make the team, yet he goes out and he's an all-conference player."
-- Lorenzo Romar, Washington Head Coach

"He's so tough. He's probably the strongest guy in our league. When you watch him on film, everybody else is flying and he is holding his ground. He plays with great intensity and passion and he's very, very physical. He's just a beast."
-- Ben Howland, UCLA Head Coach

"Look at his numbers and they are absolutely remarkable. In terms of productivity in college basketball, he has to be right there with anybody. You have to marvel at what he's doing."
-- Arizona State Head Coach Herb Sendek

"If he was 5-foot-11 and weighed 150 pounds, I still think he'd be how he is. It's just the mentality he has. Sometimes guys are just going to do what they do just because they have it in their head that nobody is going to stop them."
-- Jeff Pendergraph, Arizona State forward

"Brockman is an awfully physical basketball player. He is probably the most physical player we've seen this year."
-- Joe O'Brien, Idaho State Head Coach

"He plays 40 minutes and never lets up. He'll probably be the most physical player I go against, and he might be the most physical guy in all of college basketball."
-- Kevin Love, UCLA center

"I appreciate a guy who does the job. Most of the time you look out there and guys are standing around, but not him. If the ball is anywhere near him, he's after it."
-- Ed Correll, Washington single-game rebound record holder (30 vs. Oregon on Feb. 24, 1962)

"I felt they pounded us at times on the boards, and that's a mental thing. It's Brockman, No. 1. He's a relentless rebounder."
-- Ernie Kent, Oregon Head Coach

"When left alone you can't really guard guys like Brockman and if you leave him to post up he can score 50 on most post players in the country. When he does go by you he does it so quickly that you can't help it."
-- Eric Reveno, Portland Head Coach

"Brockman is a load down there. We knew that going into the game, and I wasn't sure that we were going to do anything to stop him or slow him down. For the most part we didn't. There are a bunch of people in the Pac-10 that can't do much with him either - so we are not alone."
-- Kirk Earlywine, Eastern Washington Head Coach

"Brockman is just a great player. When Brockman starts to hit that 15 to 17-footer and rebounding like he does, it is hard to stop him."
-- Ken Bone, Portland State Head Coach

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