UW Dawg Pound wishes you a happy and safe fourth of July! Here are some Husky links to get you started for today...
- Jack Follman at Pacific Takes ranks junior defensive lineman Danny Shelton No. 10 in his Pac-12 position player rankings. Follman also tabs Husky running back Bishop Sankey and tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins on his All-Pac 12 ballot.
- Steve Sarkisian confirmed that the Huskies will use new chrome helmets on 950 KJR on Tuesday. You can see the leaked photo of the new shiny helmets here.
- Another bit out of Sarkisian's interview is an update on ASJ's legal situation. Washington will decide what action to take on ASJ's DUI charge after his pre-trial hearing on July 15th.
- The NBA fined former Huskies Spencer Hawes, Quincy Pondexter, Tony Wroten and Isaiah Thomas each $15,000 after participating in the unsanctioned UW alumni game two weeks ago. According to the the NBA's collective bargaining agreement, players are not allowed to play in any public offseason games before July 1st or after September 15th without league approval.
- Nigel Williams-Goss and the Team USA U19 team faced their toughest test in Serbia, and came away with a 71-62 victory on Wednesday. Williams-Goss struggled, he only scored 4 points and grabbed 2 rebounds in 23 minutes of play. After locking up the No. 1 seed, the team heads into the quarterfinals, three wins away from winning the FIBA U19 world championship.
- ESPN's Jeff Goodman compiled a list of the top college basketball teams with NBA prospects, though not cracking the top ten, Washington is in the "others receiving votes" category. The Huskies' mention is surprising because senior guard C.J. Wilcox is the only legitimate NBA prospect on the team right now. Williams-Goss and incoming freshman guard Darin Johnson could also be pro prospects depending on how they develop.
- Husky legend, Sonny Sixkiller, makes this funny list about 20 athletes with bad rap names on good old Bleacher Report. You may see some other Seattle sports figures on the list.
- Gregg Bell at GoHuskies.com writes about a life-changing international trip several athletes took to Tahiti. As a part of service-learning extension course by UW's department of anthropology, junior defensive tackle Danny Shelton along with several of his teammates and other UW athletes mentored kids and tutored adults abroad.
Question of the Day:
Are you a fan of these new chrome/gold helmets the Huskies are slated to wear at some point this coming season? See the new helmet here.