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.
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."