Mar 3, 2013, Seattle, WA, USA; Washington Huskies guard C.J. Wilcox (23) stands on the court during a break in action against the Washington State Cougars during the second half at Alaska Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

C.J. Wilcox embracing leadership role for Washington Huskies

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Coming of a great junior season in which he averaged 16.8 points, 4.3 rebounds, and 1.9 assists per game, Washington Huskies senior guard C.J. Wilcox has even bigger plans for 2013. Although the Washington hasn’t made the NCAA tournament since 2011 and is picked to finish eighth in the Pac-12 this season, Wilcox is confident that his leadership can help guide the Huskies back to the tourney.

Wilcox spoke about the upcoming season with Percy Allen of The Seattle Times:

This is my team. I have to make sure I get these guys back to the NCAA tournament and we can try to do some special things.


We have captains, but I feel like everyone is looking at me to be that lone leader. If we lose a game, it’s going to be on me. If we win a game, it’ll be because I did this or did that. More of the pressure and more of the blame will be put on me, so I feel like I need to take more responsibility.

The Huskies will have their work cut out for them in a tough Pac-12, but they should be able to improve on last year’s 18-16 record. They’ll open their season against Seattle University on Sunday.

[Source: The Seattle Times]

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