It's looking good for Overton

SEATTLE - Kim Grinolds spoke Tuesday with Franklin guard Venoy Overton, who told Dawgman.com that summer school did the trick and he should be good to go grades-wise when it comes to getting admitted to the University of Washington for the 2007-2008 basketball season.

"With the summer school classes I took, it boosted my GPA so that the test score I already had was good enough," the 5-foot-11, 160-pound Overton said. "I'm qualified. but I just need to have it checked out by the (NCAA Clearinghouse) review committee, which is what they do when you take summer classes."

Overton was hopeful the situation would be resolved and he would be cleared by the time the team leaves for Greece, but wasn't sure.

"I'm confident that everything is fine," he said.

In the meantime, Overton is playing pick-up ball at Hec Ed, as well as competing in the Summer Pro-Am League with players like former Huskies Brandon Roy and Nate Robinson, as well as former area stars, like Jamal Crawford.

Overton would be the last to join the rest of the 2007 class, as the other three players - Justin Holiday, Darnell Gant and Matthew Bryan-Amaning - are already on campus, having gone through the summer bridge program.

If Overton is admitted to Washington, he would be the 13th, and final scholarship player on the Huskies' roster.


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