Conroy making trips to showcase his talents

When one thought of Husky Basketball the last few seasons, most often the face of the team was Nate Robinson, but over the last two seasons the real leader on the court for the Dawgs was his backcourt partner in crime, Will Conroy. Conroy didn't get a lot of attention from the media, but the same can't be said about scouts and coaches from around the NBA.

"I just got back from L.A. where I worked out for the Lakers and the Clippers," Conroy told on Wednesday. "I also have had workouts with Detroit, Cleveland and Houston."

And what were the responses from the coaches who saw him play?

"I've gotten positive feedback from all of them," a confident Conroy said. "(Detroit) Coach Larry Brown and (General Manager Joe) Dumars were really impressed. They called my coach and said I did really well and they can see why we were so good last year."

One important step for Conroy during these individual workouts has been his ability to show that he can shoot, to go along with his other excellent qualities.

"I shot the ball real well in L.A.," Conroy stated. "The Lakers wanted to see me catch-and-shoot. They said my defense is good, my leadership is good, I can pass, I'm strong and can get to the rim and finish.

"They just wanted to see that I could knock down the open three consistently…and I did."

Conroy's nationwide tour will continue all the way up through the Chicago pre-Draft camp as he plans to visit several more teams. He said the official list of players for the Chicago camp doesn't come out until June 28th but that, "All signs point to me being there."

While Conroy still has a few credits to finish up after spring quarter, he admits not knowing where he will be playing basketball next season is the toughest part.

"It's tough man, because you wake up every morning wondering where you'll be, what city you'll be living in next year," Conroy explained. "I don't even know where I'm going to be in two months."

While there is life after basketball, Conroy and his agents have heard so much positive feedback that they seem pretty sure ‘Dub-C' will be drafted and he will have a very good chance to stick on an NBA squad.

The toughness and leadership Conroy will be displaying in an NBA arena soon are something that Husky fans are going to miss seeing on the Hec Ed floor from the local boy who made good on a promise to turn UW hoops around.

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