Lorenzo Romar says there’s a little ‘Magic’ in Tony Wroten
How can Washington replace All-Pac-10 guard Isaiah Thomas? With a little Magic.
Incoming freshman Tony Wroten is big, savvy guard who thrives with the ball in his hands, whether it’s creating for teammates or creating his own shot. In fact, he’s a little too good at times.
If one of Wroten’s new Husky teammates aren’t ready for the ball, they might miss an easy scoring opportunity. As coach Lorenzo Romar told the Seattle Times, his guys simply aren’t used to that kind of skill:
“Our guys are still learning how to adjust to catching his passes because he’s the type of passes that passes you the ball when you don’t know you’re open,” Romar told the paper.
That’s where Magic comes in. Yes, with a capital letter, as in Earvin “Magic” Johnson.
Romar – to his credit – isn’t calling Wroten the “next Magic” or even a future superstar. But it’s clear he thinks Wroten is capable of big things because he’s capable of making plays other simply don’t see. Those guys are rare. Magic was exceedingly rare, Wroten’s ceiling is clearly higher than most.
And if Wroten elevates the Huskies the same way Magic elevated his teams, hey, then Romar can really enjoy those passes.
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