Category Archives: Percy Allen

Breshers Still Not 100%

According to Percy Allen’s blog, we may not see a 100% healthy Tyreese Breshers until halfway through the season. Lorenzo Romar said in his weekly press conference that Breshers is still building up his strength and conditioning after missing a year and a half due to injuries.

But perhaps the most interesting piece of the update was Romar telling the media that by the time that Breshers does reach 100%, there is a chance that he could become a starter for the team.

Now its a vague statement saying that he might become a starter for the team, but it definitely does add some more hype to his potential impact on the team next year. Breshers is stepping in at the right time because of Jon Brockman’s departure to the NBA, giving the Huskies another undersized blue collar worker down in the post.

Rebounding figures to be one of the weaker aspects of the team if the current guys do not step up in Brockman’s absence, and Breshers adds a lot to solving the potential problem. Keep in mind that Breshers is not just a rebounder, but he has some pretty nice athleticism to his game as well. One thing I took away from seeing parts of the Midnight Madness event was Breshers jumping ability, the guy has some nice hops.

Word out of Husky open gyms and practices are that Breshers is going to be a force this year. Can’t wait to see what he can do now at 100%.


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Behind The Scenes With Quincy Pondexter, Links

Surfing the interwebs for information, and stumbled across a new episode of “Dawg Dish” hosted by Johnny Durocher. The show featured a behind the scenes look with Quincy Pondexter carrying around a FlipCam throughout the day before Midnight Madness. It provides some nice footage of the team and shows just how close the the team is with eachother, a great sign for the season.

Pondexter provides some funny commentary throughout and the 14 minute run time is definitely worth it if you are a Husky Basketball fan. Find the video here.

Percy Allen wrote on the arrival of new assistant coach Raphael Chillious, someone who I have said in the past could have a huge impact on the program because of his ability to recruit at South Kent. But as Allen points out, Chillious offers a bit of coaching ability as well.

Allen also reports that there were two new faces at Husky practice yesterday, meaning that the tryouts could have produced some new Huskies. No word on who they actually are yet, but it is a good sign that they may have been able to add some players to challenge the team in practice. Especially with the flu taking out most of the team the past week.

Seth Davis of Sports Illustrated has a new blog, writing on the Washington-Gonzaga series possibly being renewed. Its also where Mark Few delivered his now infamous line, “The chances of that happening are about the same as Big Foot having my baby.”

The Slipper Still Fits, a Gonzaga blog, had this to say about the proposal of renewing the series.

As for the proposal, you really can not blame Gonzaga for turning down the offer to play all games in Seattle. As a fan I want my team to go and play in Spokane as well, its fair and even more enjoyable to possibly go in and quiet the crowd. It makes no sense not to have a series with Gonzaga, its great for the state and its basketball. We are lucky that we live in a state with such great basketball culture, teams, and rivalries; there needs to be a series between the two top schools in the state. I’m sure something will be worked out, but the sooner it is taken care of the better.

MontlakeMadness had a chat with former Husky Jon Brockman. Weird to say former Husky huh?

As for content here, with the season approaching there should be a steady stream coming in. I’ve stockpiled some things so expect write-ups, interviews, previews often.

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Percy Allen Takes Over Seattle Times Coverage

If you follow Husky hoops, than more than likely you make multiple visits per day to the Seattle Times to read what Bob Condotta has to say about the Dawgs in his basketball blog. Yesterday we learned that Bob will now be focusing primarily on football while the very talented Percy Allen will be taking over the hoops aspect of Washington athletics.

For someone who is writing in the form of a blog, Bob’s work was obviously a form of inspiration. Percy points out the fact that Bob’s work was that of a pioneer, and you will not hear anything different from me.

But it is exciting that Husky Hoops will have a full time writer on hand in Percy Allen, who always did a phenomenal job with the coverage of the Sonics. I always wondered what the Seattle Times would do with Percy after the team left, and I am delighted that they have found a great role for him with covering Husky basketball.

So congratulations Percy (if you ever read this); with your new role you get to brag to your friends and family that your name is now a category on this Husky basketball blog.

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