Washington Leads Right Now
Brandon Roy is a gamer. But every now and then even the strong, tough guys find themselves on the injured list. That's where Roy found himself last July after injuring his knee at Nike Camp. He's still rehabbing and hopes to be ready by the start of the season.
"I'm about 80 percent right now," Roy said. "I still feel it a little. I got a little down because I thought I'd make more progress faster." Regardless, Roy thinks he'll be ready to begin play for the start of his senior season.
In the meantime, he's taken the ACT and narrowed his college list to four schools: Washington, Oregon, Gonzaga and Arizona. And, he has a leader. "I would probably say Washington because I could come in and play with a lot of freedom. They are going to be pretty athletic with all the players they have."
Roy is still unsure what Arizona's plans for him are. "I asked Arizona if they had a scholarship on the table and they said they would call me back [Tuesday]," Roy said. "They want me to come for a visit. But, if there isn't a scholarship then there isn't a reason to take a visit."
Roy hasn't taken an official visit and recently took the ACT. He's been to Oregon unofficially. There's some talk behind the scenes that schools are concerned with his academics, but Roy says Arizona is the school most concerned about his grade situation. He's close on the ACT.
The Zags are hanging in there and are occupying the No. 2 slot with another school. "They [Gonzaga] are probably pretty strong. They and Oregon are kind of tied. I can't really see where I am leaning the most towards."