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July 10, 2008 5:07 PM

Chace Stanback considers transfer to UW UPDATED

Posted by Bob Condotta

Chace Stanback, a freshman basketball player who decided not to return to UCLA, has visited Washington and is considering joining the Huskies.

Stanback, a 6-foot-8 guard/forward, played sparingly in 25 games last season for the Bruins. He averaged 1.0 points and 0.7 rebounds, in 144 total minutes. He shot 40 percent (19 for 47) from the field, including a 33-percent mark from three-point range (7 for 21).

Stanback recently visited the UW campus, according to Harvey Kitani, his coach at Fairfax High School in Los Angeles.

"I know he took a visit there two weeks ago or so," Kitani told the Los Angeles Daily News.

Kitani said Stanback has visited North Carolina State, and plans to visit UNLV. Stanback is originally from North Carolina.

Stanback is a cousin of Isaiah Stanback, the former Washington quarterback. Chace Stanback won two state titles at Fairfax and was named California Division I player of the year in 2007.

The Huskies have the limit of 13 players on scholarship for next season. Stanback will have to redshirt wherever he transfers, but would count against the scholarship limit.

One option would be to walk on and pay his own way but it's uncertain if he would be willing to do so. IOne source said Stanback knew that would likely have to be his option at UW for a year and would have to weigh that against getting full rides immediately at other schools. He's also thought to be considering a few other ACC schools and will likely make a decision in a week or two.

Because of the scholarship situation, UW's chances of landing Stanback probably aren't super great. But he is interested in part because of a long and solid relationship with UW coach Lorenzo Romar, who recruited him hard out of high school.

Sources said Stanback worked out with the Huskies a few weeks ago when he was in town. He's known for having a good offensive game but didn't fit in with the defensive-oriented Bruins. He is thought to be interested in transferring to a school where his offensive game would have a better chance to flourish.

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Posted by patience

7:22 PM, Jul 10, 2008

well i have NO idea how romar would make room for stanback, but its great to see talented players wanting to come here!

if stanback does end up here somehow, the 2009/2010 team looks interesting.
seniors
wolfie c 7'0"
qpon f 6' 6"

juniors
mba f 6'9"
holiday f 6'6"
venoy g 5'11"
garcia f 6'9"

sophomores
isaiah g 5'8"
suggs g 6'6"
turner g 6'4"
breshers f 6'7"
stanback g/f 6'8"

frosh
wilcox g6'6"

really excited with stanback, suggs and wilcox all capable of playing the 2 or the 3 and creating HUGE mismatches over opposing guards with height and quickness to beat opposing forwards to the hoop.

this roster makeup will allow romar to get back to the blazingly aggressive style of husky bb that ignites the DAWGPACK and prints sweet 16 tickets!

GO DAWGS


Posted by Sam

7:34 PM, Jul 10, 2008

Another potential transfer who is interested in UW is Alex Stephenson from UNC. He is entering his junior year I believe. His Rivals profile can be found here:
http://washington.rivals.com/viewprospect.asp?Sport=2&pr_key=26543

Bob, you might have mentioned it but Kavario Middleton and Devin Aguilar might walk on to the basketball team this coming season.

Posted by mattysimone

7:49 PM, Jul 10, 2008

hmmm thats interesting sam.....as for chance...i wonder if Isiah would just pay his way? whats he make....400 a year? eww maybe only 70k this year if hes cut

Posted by naterob4

7:58 PM, Jul 10, 2008

I'd rather have either Bradley, Gaddy, or Aaron Dotson of Beach...I read somewhere how Bradley was seriously considering Texas...anybody else hearing anything??

Posted by txter

9:00 PM, Jul 10, 2008

Funny how everyone is trying to replace the roster that the UW went after and got. Shouldn't they be given a chance before thier replacements are brought in? If these guys wanted to play for the UW they may have put more interest in prior to the season. And maybe, just maybe they weren't what was going to work for what the team needed or wanted. ?? See if this team can put together a serious run this season if not then think about replacing what's not working, big guy, little guy, all the guys......just thoughts

Posted by uw10

9:12 PM, Jul 10, 2008

If you can refer back to the "rumor mill" blog, I mentioned that chace was in for a visit and now has UW as his top choice and his decision depends on how the whole scholarship/roster situation plays out; he is hesitant to walk on. If i hear anything else Ill post it

Posted by mattysimone

9:51 PM, Jul 10, 2008

why is he hesitant to walk on? ive said it before and ill say it again...ill be shocked if we get bradley or gaddy.....if they really wanted to stay home they would have committed a long time ago......there not dawgs...i hope im wrong......there goes another two plus probably wroten...smith is a must get! i like what ive read about the two commits so far esp the juco kid, now lets lock up kemp and one other hopefully one of the two that i hope im wrong about

Posted by Formerly Guest

10:11 PM, Jul 10, 2008

Matty S.,

Wouldn't he be hesitant to walk-on as he is from out of state, so tuition/board would be quite high?

Bob,
Do you have any idea who will be having to give up their scholarship for this guy? I imagine that is something you cannot speculate on publicy as I am asking you to do, but...I guess I am just very curious to know what you -or others-think.

Posted by Bob Condotta

10:13 PM, Jul 10, 2008

Formerly Guest --- As the updated post points out, he would have to walk-on at UW initially so nobody would give up their scholarship for him. This would, however, leave UW with just one open scholarship for the Class of 2009.

Posted by grant

10:22 PM, Jul 10, 2008

It would be nice, but without a schollie to give him, my guess is that he goes somewhere that can. Still, he seems like a good fit for Romar's style of ball.

Posted by B

12:26 AM, Jul 11, 2008

Just a note, Stanback would not have a problem paying for a year before he gets a scholarship. :)

Posted by fudazz

6:34 AM, Jul 11, 2008

If he wouldn't play defense at UCLA, he won't play defense at the UW. We don't need him.

Posted by dblog

11:08 AM, Jul 11, 2008

Remember Dawg fans, with Joel Smith leaving it leaves us with only 3 scholarships for next year because we were one over to begin with.

With Garcia and Wilcox on board, we only have one left to give and a boatload to choose from!

Posted by B

5:35 PM, Jul 11, 2008

There will be 4 for next year not 3. There plan is to sign 4 guys and they have two that have verballed. Lookin for two more. Again, just like in years past people don't know how they will do it but they will

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