Jan 5 2012; Boulder, CO, USA; Washington Huskies guard Terrence Ross (31) blocks the shot of Colorado Buffaloes guard Spencer Dinwiddie (25) in the first half of the game at the Coors Events Center. Mandatory Credit: Ron Chenoy-USA TODAY Sports

Washington Huskies Basketball: Alumni Game Rosters Released

March 3, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; UCLA Bruins center Joshua Smith (34) fouls Washington Huskies guard Tony Wroten (14) in the first half of the game at the Los Angeles Memorial Sports Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports

Let the anticipation begin. With just 12 days left until the event, head coach Lorenzo Romar has picked out the two teams competing in the alumni game. The way the Husky legends were split up was between two separate eras of Romar basketball: pre-2009 and post-2009.

There are five current NBA players on the post-2009 team, compared to just two on the pre-2009 team; however, it could be argued that the pre-2009 team had more success at UW, though.

The teams are as follows (Current NBA players in italics):

Pre-2009

  • Will Conroy
  • Brandon Roy
  • Tre Simmons
  • Nate Robinson
  • Spencer Hawes 
  • Bobby Jones
  • Mike Jensen
  • Jamaal Williams
  • Hans Gasser

Post-2009

  • Isaiah Thomas
  • Terrence Ross
  • Tony Wroten
  • Jon Brockman
  • Matthew Bryan-Amaning
  • Justin Holiday
  • Justin Dentmon
  • Darnell Gant
  • Quincy Pondexter

Of course, Brandon Roy isn’t technincally a current player, but if he’s healthy, he might as well be one. So that makes it five versus three, still a disadvantage to the pre-2009 team. It was also stated that Pondexter might not be able to make it back to the game because of an NBA 3-on-3 tournament in Singapore. Another plus for the pre=2009 team.

Ultimately, the game will be decided by which team has the best chemistry on the court. Two fairly evenly match teams that haven’t played together in years. Both are talented, but how much will the time away from each other affect their play? It should be interesting to see, because it’s been thought the more recent teams trailed the earlier Romar teams in chemistry.

As the game gets closer, we’ll break it down further. For now, do your own evaluations of the rosters and let us know what you think in the comments or on twitter, @HuskyHaul.

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