Washington center Artem Wallace won't accompany the basketball team on its tour of Greece next week, due to a passport problem. Wallace was born in St. Petersburg, Russia, and holds dual U.S. and Russian citizenship.
"Artem didn't receive a passport and won't be going to Greece with the team," coach Lorenzo Romar said. "It's so confusing, but the bottom line is that he won't be making the trip."
That means only either veteran Huskies will take part in the five-game tour of Greece, for which the team departs Monday. The incoming true freshman class also is ineligible to go because the fall quarter at UW has not yet begun.
Meanwhile, the Huskies also announced that the previously announced season-opening exhibition game against Concordia has been canceled. The Huskies will now begin their 2007-08 season at home on Nov. 5 with an exhibition game against Seattle Pacific.