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The NCAA fun police ruins Huskies scrimmage

It was supposed to be the best competition the University of Washington basketball team was supposed to face this season. Instead of having their usual intrasquad scrimmage on Wednesday, head coach Lorenzo Romar tried to change things up by bringing in some familiar and outstanding competition.

Romar had planned to bring in eight former players - six of them current NBA players - to scrimmage against the team. Not only would it have been a good experience for his team, but it would have been a good way for the NBA players to stay in game shape.

The team was supposed to include Brandon Roy, Isaiah Thomas, Jon Brockman, Quincy Pondexter, Nate Robinson, Will Conroy, Spencer Hawes and Mike Jensen.

However because the current and former players were Tweeting about it and because Romar mentioned it to the media - earlier on the Softy Mahler show this morning and then later in his press conference  --  the NCAA could have construed it as trying to promote/publicize  it, which is a violation of NCAA rules. So the game was canceled.

At some point, they may have that scrimmage. But we won't be privy to that information.