Washington senior forward Noah Dickerson is “day-to-day” with a sprained right ankle he suffered in Saturday’s victory over UCLA, head coach Mike Hopkins said Tuesday.
“It’s been a little tender for him,” Hopkins said.
Dickerson was on the court with UW on Monday, but wasn’t able to practice. Instead, Dickerson went through treatment that included water work. He will make the Huskies’ trip this week for games against Arizona on Thursday and Arizona State on Saturday.
Hopkins said Dickerson had been getting treatment all day on Tuesday and hoped he’d be able to practice.
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“When you lose a guy the caliber of Noah, you lose a guy who is arguably the best low-post player in our league, a guy who people fear and try to plan around,” Hopkins said of the possibility that Dickerson won’t be able to play this week.
Dickerson is averaging 12.7 points and 6.8 rebounds for UW. He had one of his best performances of the season against USC last Wednesday, finishing with 21 points and 14 rebounds.
The Huskies played without Dickerson in a charity exhibition game victory over Nevada. The Huskies won that game 91-73, getting 26 points from sophomore guard Jaylen Nowell. Seniors David Crisp (20), Matisse Thybulle (17) and Dominic Green (12) also scored in double figures.
Junior center Sam Timmins was key for the Huskies after Dickerson went out against UCLA. Timmins finished with season highs in points (9) and minutes (24). He also had six rebounds and three blocks. Timmins could once again play a big role this week if Dickerson sits out.
“Sammy is a guy who has come in and just given us great minutes,” Hopkins said. “If it’s a minute in a game, 30 minutes in a game, if it’s a start or if it’s not, he’s just playing great defense, great attitude. And he’s playing with a lot of confidence right now, which is huge for us as we move forward.”