Luke Harangody is a senior who is sitting on the bench with a bone bruise in a sweater vest while his team fights for its postseason life. A sweater vest, people. A swest.
We’ve been hearing about how great this guy is from the east coast media for four years. And now, at the pinnacle of that four-year career, the Notre Dame forward isn’t even playing. Because he has a bruise.
Jon Brockman is a member of the Sacramento Kings these days, but last year, as a senior at Washington, he was supposedly a poor man’s Luke Harangody. You know, because he’s shorter than Harangody. Or doesn’t have red enough hair. Or something stupid like that.
All I know is, Brockman spent his entire career as a living, breathing bone bruise. And he didn’t miss important games because of it. If something wasn’t broken, bruised, sprained, or tweaked, then something was wrong with Jon Brockman. Maybe he wasn’t playing hard enough or something. Took a day off.
Hell, Brockman was so badass that we come to find out a year later that he played his entire senior season with a broken hip. Not a bone bruise. A broken hip. A man’s injury.
The Sacramento Kings are absolutely ugly at the forward position. That’s bad news if you’re a Kings fan, but great news if you happen to follow Jon Brockman. Naturally, you know which side of the fence we sit on.
The 2009-2010 Kings will feature a group of forwards that breaks down as follows:
The day after Jon Brockman committed to the Washington Huskies, I read an article hyping his signing to an unfair degree. Brockman, out of Snohomish High School, was supposed to be The Next Big Thing. He was going to take a blossoming Washington ballclub to the next level. He would immediately step in, team up with the likes of Brandon Roy, Bobby Jones, Mike Jensen, and Jamaal Williams — a core group of seniors — and help lead the Dawgs deep into the NCAA Tournament. Brockman was the local prodigy who spurned Duke, a 6’7″ beast of a young man who would not only meet the lofty expectations placed on his bulky shoulders, but exceed them.
Jon Brockman got the best of a Washington State fan over the weekend, after the fan had spent Friday evening calling the Husky forward’s cell phone.
The fan, a WSU student, obtained Brockman’s cell phone number from a friend, then called the number repeatedly late Friday night and into Saturday morning. The fan, who was later interviewed by Seattle Weekly, stated that he and his friends were “just trying to keep [Brockman] from sleeping.”
Brockman avenged the attack by posting the meddling fan’s phone number on his twitter page Saturday night. Since then, the Coug fan in question has received upwards of 400 calls on behalf of Mr. Brockman, himself. Props to the Coug fan, however, for having the balls to answer each call personally (though how he has time for that is beyond me).
The Pac-10 Men’s Basketball awards were announced today, and the Huskies came away big winners. Forward Jon Brockman and guard Justin Dentmon were named to the All-Pac-10 First Team, while Dentmon also took home the Most Improved Player Award; guard Isaiah Thomas was named Freshman of the Year, and was also named to the All-Pac-1o Second Team; and head coach Lorenzo Romar garnered Pac-10 Coach of the Year honors.