Anyone ready to talk basketball for a second?
ESPN hoops analyst Jay Bilas blogs that UW senior foward Jon Brockman as the No. 1 rebounder in college basketball.
Here is a link, although this is ESPN Insider (paid subscription) material, so you may not be able to get through. However, as I have already mentioned, Bilas lists the top rebounds and puts Brockman ahead of No. 2 Tyler Hansbrough of North Carolina, No.3 Blake Griffin of Oklahoma, etc.
Of Brockman he writes, "Brockman won't win on 'Dancing with the Stars,' but he is a beast on the boards." He goes on to point out that Brockman was the nation's third-leading rebounds last season (11.6 rpg) and the two guys ahead of him are now in the NBA.
By the way, I'll try to do a basketball off-season roundup next week when the football team is off. Then things should pick up again as the Huskies hold their basketball media day Oct. 15, then begin pactice (no public Midnight Madness-like event is planned), then comes Pac-10 basketball media day Oct. 30 in Los Angeles, and then the start of the UW season, Nov. 15 at Portland.