UW Men's Basketball Team Loses Signee

Oct. 1, 2001

SEATTLE - Anthony Washington, a 6-9 forward from Seattle's Garfield High School, did not enroll at the University of Washington, men's basketball coach Bob Bender announced Monday.

Washington's National Letter-of-Intent, that he signed last November, was voided because he did not meet NCAA initial eligibility requirements.

Freshman Will Conroy, also a product of Garfield High School, will receive the scholarship that was slated for Washington. A 6-foot guard, Conroy intended to walk-on with the Huskies and was present for the first day of Fall Quarter classes on Oct. 1.

Conroy was rated the No. 15 point guard in the West by Pac-West Hoops. He averaged 14.5 points, 3.6 assists and 2.0 steals per game during his senior season, helping Garfield to a 27-2 record. The Bulldogs were ranked No. 1 in the state for most of the 2001 season before suffering an 85-82 double-overtime loss to Foss in the first round of the state tournament.

The Huskies begin practice for the 2001-02 season on Oct. 13. Their schedule includes two 7 p.m. exhibition games at home, Nov. 2 against the Brisbane Capitals of the Australian professional league, and No. 8 against Western Washington.

Washington begins the regular season on Nov. 15 at Alaska-Fairbanks in the first game of the Top of the World Classic.

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