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Seferian-Jenkins played this summer with the current Huskies team in open-gym sessions. At times during football season he would come off the field, shed his pads in the locker room, then walk onto the adjacent court inside Alaska Airlines Arena to shoot hoops.


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“He is a really, really good teammate and an emerging leader as an athlete and person,” Adams said. “As he is able to get himself in [basketball] shape and learn [Romar's system], people will see he’s a great addition to the team.”

“We took him in with open arms. He’s part of the Husky family. He played football. He’s a football player and he’s a good basketball player. We don’t really want to discourage him or anything like that. We want to welcome him in with open arms and let him go through the whole process of practice and enjoy the game from another perspective instead of watching it from the stands. And I hope he enjoys it.” (Gant)


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The story on this team is simple: Washington has more talent than any other team in the Pac-12. What it doesn’t have is defensive consistency or offensive chemistry, and without either, the Huskies will perform far below the sum of their considerable parts. This might be the nation’s most frustrating team. It’s certainly one of its most inconsistent.

One problem with that argument, though, is that by year three, the current coaching staff should have begun to assemble some of the pieces needed to upgrade the talent — maybe some of the youngsters on hand will begin to do that in future years, but it obviously won’t come quickly enough to save Holt.

“I absolutely loved it,” he said of the Missoula visit. “What it came down to was the rare opportunity to play for my dad. But he’s gone now and it feels right that I should go to Montana.”

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