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Area roundup: Huskies hire Will Conroy as assistant men’s basketball coach

Washington coach Lorenzo Romar has dipped into the pool of former players and hired Will Conroy as his new assistant basketball coach.

Washington announced the hiring Thursday. Conroy, a Seattle native, played at Washington from 2001-05. He initially joined the program as a walk-on but went on to have a stellar career, finishing as the school’s all-time leader in assists with 515. Conroy was the 23rd player in Pac-10 history to reach the 500-assist mark.

During his playing career, Washington reached a pair of NCAA tournaments and was a No. 1 seed for the first time in school history in 2005.

After his college career ended, Conroy played professionally overseas, in the NBA D-League and briefly had stints with the Memphis Grizzlies, Minnesota Timberwolves, Los Angeles Clippers and Houston Rockets.

Gonzaga rowing finishes No. 17

The Gonzaga women’s rowing team earned a No. 17 ranking in the season’s final College Rowing Coaches Association poll, the highest in school history.

Following a 17th-place finish at the NCAA Championships last weekend in Gold River, California, GU moved up two spots from their No. 19 ranking.

At the championships, Gonzaga’s I Eights boat claimed a third-place finish in the C Final to lead the Zags.

Palouse tennis tournament set

Registration is open for the fourth annual Tennis Championship of the Palouse, scheduled for June 19-21 at the Washington State University tennis courts.

The tournament attracts USTA players from throughout the Pacific Northwest and California.

The registration deadline is June 14. Register at The tournament number is 600018215.

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