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July 16, 2008 12:12 PM

Romar on KJR

Posted by Bob Condotta

UW basketball coach Lorenzo Romar was interviewed on KJR-AM in Seattle this morning and said, among other things, that the 13 scholarship players on the roster will "absolutely'' be on the team this season.

Host Dave Mahler asked Romar about rumors concerning the roster and Romar said that "as far as our roster is concerned, we can't talk about any potential recruits, but at this point you never know what's going to happen with the roster. But we don't have any scholarships to scholarship anyone else.'' Asked if that meant the 13 players on the roster will be the 13 there this season, Romar said "absolutely, absolutely.''

Romar also said that unlike Arizona coach Lute Olson, he would still pursue "one-and-done'' players, saying that "if he's going to play for you while he's there, I don't turn him down.''

Romar was also asked about the potential impacts on the program of the departure of the Sonics and said there would be some benefit to getting all of the attention during basketball season. "You won't have to share the coverage,'' he said. "If things are going well for us, there could really be a big buzz about the Husky program.''

Asked if there was any downside to recruiting to a city without an NBA team, Romar said "I just think it's an adjustment'' and that there are lots of successful college programs in cities without NBA teams. "I still think it's a fine sell,'' he said.

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Posted by Horatio

12:35 PM, Jul 16, 2008

Softy Mahler is a jackass. Why would anybody from UDub give this moron the time of day?

Posted by robertroll

12:44 PM, Jul 16, 2008

I think you answered your won question,, softy..

Posted by schmitty

12:56 PM, Jul 16, 2008

Why wouldn't they? Jackass aside, he is as pro UW as anyone.

Posted by shane/olympia

2:08 PM, Jul 16, 2008

romar and ty are good guys and i am glad there coaching the teams i am pulling for!

Posted by Steve

4:33 PM, Jul 16, 2008

Bob-

So was Chace Stanback the player you alluded to hearing rumors about in your post a few weeks ago (concerning a possible addition not impacting the scholarship count)? Seems like the jackpot was a fairly new development in this situation, and not one that was known back when the post was made. Is there still another possible player out there?

Posted by Bob Condotta

11:21 PM, Jul 16, 2008

Steve --- Yes and I don't think so, nothing involving anything other than a more routine walk-on, anyway. There are almost always walk-ons added after school starts and I'm sure one or two will be added this year.

By the way, promise the review of the run I saw the other day will be posted tomorrow.

Posted by Wolf!

12:49 PM, Jul 17, 2008

Bob-

Do you know why didn't have any walkons last year?

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