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October 17, 2005

Camp competitive

Posted by Bob Condotta at 7:11 PM

I had a chance to talk with Lorenzo Romar for a few minutes today by phone for a story that will appear in Tuesday’s paper on the team’s five incoming freshmen. He was out of town recruiting as the team had the day off after spending all weekend at a retreat at The Evergreen State College in Olympia, which marked the official beginning of practice.

Romar had nothing but good things to say about the weekend.
Romar said the team’s practices were “very intense and competitive. I just really liked our team spirit and our team togetherness.

“But we’ve got a lot to learn as a team. I thought last year at this time, even the year before, there were a lot of things as a team that the guys already knew. This year, it’s going to take a little longer as far as everyone being able to pick things up. You could see that the veterans were already more comfortable, but you would assume that because they’ve been through that before.’’

Romar, however, also had nothing but praise for the job the veterans are doing in helping the new players assimilate.

“They are doing a good job of blending with those guys,’’ he said.

While Romar hopes all the returners will take on leadership roles, there is little doubt about who is at the head of the table -- seniors Brandon Roy and Bobby Jones. The two were elected as co-captains for this season in a vote of teammates.