*Editor’s note: My apologies. I failed to publish Issue No. 7, University of San Francisco, as Saturday was a rather busy day for the entire Seattle Sportsnet staff (i.e. me). You can still check out the USF Dirt by heading to the NEW Dawg Pack Dirt Facebook page. Don’t be afraid to click the “Like” button, either.
Dawg Pack Dirt: University of Nevada-Reno
Volume 7, Issue 8, December 22, 2010
Special to Seattle Sportsnet
Written by dedicated Dawg Pack members
-University of Nevada-Reno Wolfpack (3-8) @ University of Washington Huskies (7-3).
-Hec Edmundson Pavilion, Seattle, Wash.
-Wednesday, December 22, 2010 6:00 pm PST.
-University of Nevada, Reno, Nev.
-UNR is a member of the Western Athletic Conference.
-The Pack have had a rough non-conference schedule, only tallying three wins thus far (Montana, San Francisco State, and Portland State).
-USF averages 67.1 ppg, which is 226th in the nation.
-2007 was the last time the Wolfpack appeared in the NCAA tournament.
-Nevada is expected to finish third in the WAC standings.
-They are coached by David Carter (Coach Carter…). Coach Carter spent a brief amount of time (1989-1990) as a Graduate Assistant Coach at the UW.
-The players have an unusually high amount of Dirt…we could publish a book on all of this.
*Editor’s note: Remember when Nevada upset Gonzaga in the first round of the NCAA Tournament a few years ago? That was a very joyous occasion for most Husky fans. Mention “Nevada” around any Zags fan and see what happens…
#1 G (SO.) PATRICK NYEKO – LONDON, ENGLAND
-Patrick loves sharing inspirational quotes.
-He attended and played for Seattle Prep.
#2 G (RS FR.) JERRY EVANS – LAWNDALE, CA
–Jerry thinks he’s cool because he texted on an airplane.
-His birthday was last Sunday, so be sure to wish him a belated one.
#3 C (SR.) ILLIWA BALDWIN – BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA
-Baldwin was born and raised in Papua New Guinea.
-He claims that he “practices nudity.”
-His middle name is Colin.
*Editor’s note: How do you end up with a first name like Illiwa and a middle name like Colin?
#4 F (FR.) DEVONTE ELLIOTT – LOS ANGELES, CA
–Devonte lettered in volleyball in high school.
-He is always down for some Taco Bell.
#12 G (SO.) KEITH FUETSCH – RENO, NV
-Listed in his favorite music is Smelly Cat, by Phoebe from Friends.
-He probably will not see any playing time against UW.
#13 F (SR.) ADAM CARP – CLAYTON, CA
-Adam is Nevada’s emotion-filled basketball player with a soul. He has quotes saying “I have extremely deep thoughts that I can never reconstruct or else I would have made millions by now,” and “I enjoy writing poetry, however I am an emotional writer and oftentimes struggle with new material.”
*Editor’s note: Good use of the word “oftentimes.”
-He identifies himself with Charlotte from Sex and the City.
#14 F (S0.) MARKO CUKIC – BELGRADE, SERBIA
-Marko is from Serbia and is VERY European.
-He spits hot fire and drops lines like “when I count my blessings, I count YOU twice ;)” and “A morning of awkwardness is far better than a night of loneliness ;)”.
#15 G (FR.) JORDAN FINN – RANCHO CUCAMONGA, CA
-He was the videographer in the epic stuck-in-an-elevator experience that you will find under Jordan Burris.
-His girlfriend’s same is Nicci Rizo.
#20 G (FR.) JORDAN BURRIS – BAKERSFIELD, CA
**Dawg Pack Target Player
-We could make a whole issue of the Dirt just for Jordan. We picked out a few things to share with you…
-A recent Facebook status reads “I ain’t kinda hot, I’m a sauna”
-About a month ago, Jordan and teammates Deonte Burton, and Jordan Finn got stuck in an elevator. They were so bored that they shot a ten-minute video of them panicking about being stuck in the elevator. That video can be seen HERE.
-Below we have a picture of Jordan apparently cross dressing… he is the one on the far left. When you see him, make sure to comment on his skirt.
-Next up we have a photo of Jordan dunking in his underwear while mounting another guy. Intriguing to say the absolute least…
-And finally… in case you have not had enough of Jordan, here he is dressed up as the cross-dressed version of Peter Pan. Boy, does this kid like his skirts.
#21 G (JR.) DERRELL CONNER – EAST CHICAGO, IN
-Derrell transferred from Kankakee Community College.
-This guy has the most boring (even more-so than USF’s offense) highlight video. It is guaranteed to put you to sleep… if you are out of Nyquil try this out. You can watch it HERE… oh and he titled it “check me out.”
-Derrell is also listed to be in a relationship with NanniPoo LovinRemy Conner… WHAT? She works at Dollar Tree.
#24 G (FR.) DEONTE BURTON – LOS ANGELES, CA
–Goes by “Tae.”
–Deonte was stuck in the elevator with both of the Jordans (see above)
-This guy can really dunk. HERE is a video in which he teabags some poor fool.
#31 F (JR.) OLEK CZYZ – GDYNIA, POLAND
-Started his collegiate career at Duke University. He saw pretty much zero playing time, so he decided to transfer to UNR.
-If you post anything to Olek’s wall, he will like it… seriously every post has at least one like by Olek.
-His bio goes like this: ‘My names is Olek, I’m 20 and I like to dunk. Dunking is Cool. I attend Nevada University and I’m Polish. I ball out threw the winter and stuntout threw the summer.” There are so many things wrong with this… most notably he goes to the University of Nevada at Reno… not Nevada University.
-Oh… and Olek is married.
#34 G (SO.) MALIK STORY – PASADENA, CA
-Story transferred from the University of Indiana, so he could be “closer to home,” but really it was because Tom Crean yelled at him all the time.
-Below is a picture of Malik and his girlfriend, Bailey. We’re not really sure what he sees in her…
#43 F (JR.) KEITH OLSON – GARDNERVILLE, NV
-He has a girlfriend named Lisa Fillipone, who also happens to be a dancer and a cheerleader.
-Keith is pretty big-boned, so you may want to remind him to lose some pounds.
-He is an ambitious student, majoring in Human Development and Family Services.
#44 F (JR.) DARIO HUNT – COLORADO SPRINGS, CO
–Dario is Nevada’s best all-around player.
-He is also a huge Kanye fan.