Marvin, Jackets, Kelly & Husky footballJuly 12th, 2012 by cstark
MARVIN UPDATE: Bremerton’s Marvin Williams flew into Salt Lake City Wednesday night and was scheduled to be introduced at a press conference today. Nothing new here, but here’s a story from the Salt Lake Tribune. We’ll try to get hold of Marvin later and hopefully will have something later tonight. I think the trade from Atlanta to Utah is just what Marvin needed at this stage of his career. He never put up statistics to justify being a No. 2 overall pick (2005), but was never given a chance to show what he can do. He was always the fourth or fifth option and seemed to get lost in the flow at times. Maybe part of it was his own fault. Marvin’s never been a me-me-me guy and he seemed content to let others put up the numbers. The 6-foot-9 forward has developed into an above average defender and he can open the game for others because of the range on his jump shot.
Before moving on, here’s a bit of trivia about Marvin. Did you know that he was the firstTop 5 pick to be chosen in the NBA Draft without ever starting a game while in college? Yep, Marvin was a sixth man at North Carolina when the Tar Heels won the NCAA title.
NUMBERS DON’T LIE: The Kitsap BlueJackets are tied for last in the West Coast League in hitting (.238 average) and lead the league in strikeouts (225). And they are last in pitching (5.14 ERA). Their pitchers lead the league in walks and are last in strikeouts and have given up, by far, the most hits (378). Kitsap also leads the league in errors with 55. I should point out that Kitsap has played more games (36) than anybody in the league, so the stats are a little inflated, but it does explain the 9-27 record.
KELLY BACK AT IT: It’ll be interesting to see how Troy Kelly plays after last week’s breakthrough second-place finish at the PGA Tour’s Greenbrier Classic. He’s in Illinois for the John Deere Classic, where a lot of the early starters are going low. Ricky Barnes is the leader with a 7-under 64. The former Central Kitsap and University of Washington golfer tees off at 11:55 PST. The Golf Channel’s coverage is from noon to 3 p.m.
ANOTHER PGA PLAYER TO FOLLOW: Spencer Levin’s 5-under through 16. Levin’s another golfer with some local ties. His grandfather, Bucky, was a 1948 Bremerton High grad, Bucky’s son, Don, was a professional golfer in the Sacramento area. Spencer’s great grandparents were the late Roy and Florence Levin, both members at Kitsap Golf & Country Club. Spencer used to play at Kitsap when the family visited in the summer.
TOUGH SLEDDING FOR UW: If Washington’s 3-3 after its first six football games, Steve Sarkisian and Husky fans should be happy. But can they get to 3-3? In order, here’s the first six games: San Diego State (home), LSU (away), Portland State (home), Stanford (home), Oregon (away), USC (home).
BUT DAWGS FUTURE LOOKS GOOD: You never know how all of these 4-star recruits are going to pan out, but on paper, Washington’s putting together what looks to be a stellar class for 2013. Check it out here.