We just got to meet with basketball coach Lorenzo Romar and his team, and the hoops Huskies gather for their first practice leading up to their 5-game exhibition tour of Greece at the end of the month.
The team is getting ready not just on the court, but in the classroom, as they will take part in a credited class on the classics, which will help them understand what they're seeing when they travel overseas.
On the court, the team sounds optimistic and looks terrific. Most of the players seem bigger -- in a good way: muscular -- except for Justin Dentmon who looks smaller -- in a good way: lean and quick.
That could come in handy, as Romar seems eager to return to the Huskies' running style. He stressed that will have to start on the defensive end. But it also could come from an increased reliance on interchangable athletic players in this post-Spencer-Hawes world.
I'll have a story in tomorrow's paper, and I'll try to blog more details this afternoon. But now it's about time to turn my attention to today's football briefings. I'll get around to blogging on those too.