With the recent Seattle Times interview with Lorenzo Romar and Percy Allen, the news broke that Alex Wegner will not be returning to the team as a walk-on. But, that led to some discussion wondering if Lorenzo Romar might add another walk-on to the roster. Since the last scholarship for 2012 will go unused and Wegner will not be returning, the Huskies will be down to just 12 players, of which one, Perris Blackwell, will not be eligible. So, with only 11 available players, it would make sense to want to add at least one additional practice player.
Thus, discussion turned to another player who might be available, Alex Schrempf. The former Bellevue High School standout and son of Husky legend and NBA/Sonics All-star Detlef Schrempf, originally walked on at UCLA, but after two seasons there decided to transfer to UW. That led to rampant speculation that he might walk-on at UW as well. But, with a roster already bulging at 15 players last year, it seemed logical that he might take a year off to adjust and focus on studies.
Now, however, the roster is much thinner with the loss of Terrance Ross and Tony Wroten, Wegner focusing his efforts on school, and the scholarship going unfilled. So, perhaps there might be a niche for the 6’5″ 220 lb small forward would still have two years of eligibility if he wished to walk-on. With people wondering what his plans were, I decided to reach out to him to see what his plans were. Here is what he had to say:
@huskylenz no sir. I definitely considered it but I stopped playing to pursue other interests. Still play all the time though!
— Alex Schrempf (@Skriiimp) June 23, 2012
So, it looks like we can count out Alex Schrempf as someone who could come in and help fill the depth on the roster. But, at least we can end that speculation and focus on the roster that is already in place. Would be nice if we had a little more depth up front though, wouldn’t it?
By the way, I have a tweet out to Austin Sefarian-Jenkins seeing if he can clarify his basketball plans. When I hear more, I’ll let you know.