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Aug. 21, 2006

The opportunity to have summer basketball camps on our campus was a great week of fun sharing the game we love. The student-athletes (Husky players) that provided the coaching along with the high school and college coaches did a really solid job of teaching and having fun at the University of Washington.

Participants ranged from five year olds to seniors in high school. Geographically we had participants from Washington, Wisconsin, Alaska, Guatemala, Oregon, Idaho, and California to name a few. Talent wise, there were first time players to highly recruited Division I talent. The week was amazing as improvements were evident each day.

Throughout the week several recruits in the local high schools stopped by to see everyone and play open gym sessions that followed camp. It was a good opportunity to become better acquainted and share the game of basketball.

With camps ending, the DAWG days of summer are here. The NCAA rules allow us to practice 10 days before we depart the Emerald City and head to Italy for our foreign trip with the University of Washington.

Practices have been intense and at the same time a lot of fun. The players have certainly put forth a great deal of dedication in the gym, as the coaches are seeing much improved skill levels since our last practice in the spring. Providing a great foundation for our 2006-07 basketball season is our goal; in preparation for our games in Europe in the two weeks ahead. Daily progress has been seen at each workout, and we look forward to the international competition in the days ahead.

Throughout the practices it has been amazing and rewarding to have several supporters, recruits, alumni and incoming players and coaches stop by to view practices and to wish us well. We appreciated each and everyone's support and will continue to work hard to represent the University of Washington in a first class manner.


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