Harvey Perry - 'Bring the noise'

Harvey Perry must be a fan of Public Enemy. When asked for some words for the Washington hoops faithful, he simply said 'Bring the noise'. That's just one of the things Perry, a 6-5 combo guard from Las Vegas, Nevada - by way of Brewster Academy in New Hampshire - was impressed with during his visit to the University of Washington this past weekend. He was on hand for the Huskies' 76-73 win over Stanford Sunday.

"I got there on the first, Saturday morning," Perry told Dawgman.com Monday night when he returned to Brewster. "Joel Smith was my host." Joel, another Brewster graduate, was a busy man this past weekend. Besides chipping in a three-pointer in the win over the Cardinal, Joel also hosted another UW signee, Roburt Sallie.

"I just spent time with the team, went and saw their practice, watched some game film of Stanford and spent some time with the Romar family," Perry said when asked to break down the highlights of his visit.

So what does Harvey think is the secret to UW's hoops success in 2004-2005? "The personalities of the team," he said. "Everybody has a lot of energy, like they still have some of their childhood in them."

But it all starts with Head Coach Lorenzo Romar. The Stanford game was the first time both Perry and Sallie watched Romar's coaching style up-close and personal. "He wasn't as aggressive as I thought he was going to be," said Perry of Romar. "He's not too much different than how he was recruiting me. He treats his players like men. He gives them a chance to explain themselves."

Harvey added that he was most impressed with Tre Simmons and Mike Jensen for their efforts in securing a conference win. "Mike had a great game," said Perry.

And from what he saw? "I think I can play with them now," Perry added, matter-of-factly. "Coming out, I thought I could be out there right now, I could put on a jersey and play that moment."

The Stanford game seemed to be a coming-out party for Washington signees. Besides Perry and Sallie, Martell Webster, Jon Brockman and Artem Wallace were also at the game. "I played against Martell once, a couple of summers ago. He's a good guy," Perry said. "(Jon) Brockman, that's the first time I had met him, he seems like a cool kid. Everybody looked like they had their heads on their shoulders correct. Most of them left right after the game, so I spent most of my time with Roburt. We got along really well. Next year is going to be great."

But to get to next year, Perry has to finish up this year at Brewster. "At first it was kind of hard, but now I'm at a steady pace," Harvey said when asked about his academic progress. "Coach Romar just told me to keep doing what I'm doing on and off the court, keep progressing."

And if you are part of the Dawgpack, keep bringin' the noise.

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