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Pardon Pardon’s language, but Przemek Karnowski is ‘heavyset’ foe

UPDATED: Fri., March 17, 2017

Northwestern center Derek Pardon, who was a portly tween. (Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press)
Northwestern center Derek Pardon, who was a portly tween. (Nam Y. Huh / Associated Press)

SALT LAKE CITY – When asked to compare Gonzaga’s Przemek Karnowki and a player of similarly sizable stature from the Big Ten, Northwestern forward Derek Pardon described Karnowski as “heavyset.”

Pardon Pardon for his lack of tact, but he really was not trying to be rude. He simply knows of what he speaks. After all, the 6-foot-8, 235-pound Wildcats big man has some experience in this arena.

“When Derek was in 8th grade he was about 55 pounds heavier than he is now,” Wildcats coach Chris Collins explained. “And he’s had to work to change his body, to work on his game, to get better. And he’s always been like a lunch pail type of kid.”

One can assume Collins’ reference to Moore’s lunch pail had more to do with his work ethic than his on-the-go eating habits. Regardless, while Karnowski will win the weigh-in, Moore’s loss of girth means we can no longer refer to Saturday’s battle in the post as a heavyweight matchup.

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