UW freshman Isaiah Thomas of Tacoma, the Huskies' leading scorer and the top-scoring freshman in the Pac-10 Conference, will appear live on ESPN2's "First Take" with host Dana Jacobson at 8:15 a.m. Wednesday, the university has announced.
Earlier today, the regular old local media got our time with Thomas. A few of his thoughts:
Thursday's game at UCLA will be his first at Pauley Pavilion, but he knows its hallowed ground: "It's history. It's a big big game, and it will be fun to play there for the first time.
He said UCLA recruited him a bit while he was at Curtis High School, but stopped once he transferred to South Kent (Conn.) School.
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He was asked if he feels like he might be nearing the dreaded freshman wall, as the final third of the season begins: "I'm feeling better now than I did at the start of the season," he said. "I'm just going to keep working and try to get better every day."