Fredy Montero is no longer a loaner. MBA is no longer DOA. Is C.J. Wilcox the next Ray Allen?
Sounders Lock Up Montero: The Sounders have a press conference at 1 p.m. today, and it’s to announced they’ve signed Fredy Montero to a multi-year deal. The Sounders/MLS now own Montero’s contract, so if he goes to Europe they’d get the transfer fee.
Huskies Dominate Again: The Dawgs were back to their blowout ways, crushing a game Long Beach St. team 102-75. C.J. Wilcox hit six three-pointers for a game high 20 points–though seven Dawgs were in double figures. Washington 4-2. Next game Saturday vs. Texas Tech.
MBA Starts on the Pine: Aziz N’Diaye got his first career start after excelling in Maui while Bryan-Amaning floundered. A message from Romar? If so, message received: MBA was 7-7 from the floor and had 4 blocks.
What They’re Saying
“I call (C.J. Wilcox) a video game sometimes when he is out there shooting. He has got one of the nicest jump shots and gets his feet set as well as anyone I have seen. I mean thats Ray Allen kind of stuff.” — Lorenzo Romar
“”If I could shoot like that, I’d shoot every time.” — Isaiah Thomas on Wilcox (via @Todd_Dybas)
“Coach was saying I need to be more of a leader, be smarter with my decision making, and putting more effort when Im out on the court.” — Matthew Bryan-Amaning
“If anybody wants to watch a beatdown huskies are on FSN.” — @FullerColby
“I still desperately want the Seahawks to make the playoffs, but it’d be nice if they got to 8-8 and avoided the eternal label of WORST PLAYOFF TEAM EVER.” —Dave Krieg’s Strike Beard
In Other News
Jamie Moyer announced on his foundation’s Facebook page he’ll have Tommy John surgery today, and plans to try to pitch again. Anyone wanna bet a finger he won’t do it? Didn’t think so.
Abdul Gaddy continues to play like a different guy than we saw last season. Gaddy was 7-9 yesterday and is now shooting 61% on the season. 61%!
Word came via Facebook that Tim Lincecum bought a house in Seattle.
Former Husky Justin Dentmon has made his way to the D-League–he’s playing for the Texas Legends and head coach Nancy Lieberman.
A picture of how Derek Jeter would look in a Mariner uniform.
David “Heater” Hawthorne is now a millionaire. The undrafted free agent who’s become the Seahawks’ best linebacker signed a $1.38M contract for next year.
It’ll be a matchup of former Huskies and Metro Leaguers today, as Brandon Roy and the Blazers play Nate Robinson and the Celtics.
Real Talk via Tweet
“There are some crazy people at the social security office.” Former Husky Jamaal Williams, @JamaalWill24
Blazers @ Boston, 4 p.m. (CSN)
Michigan St. @ Duke, 6:30 p.m. (ESPN)
Seattle U @ Portland St., 7 p.m. (ESPN 710)