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Former Pleasant Grove star Wilcox making his mark for Washington

Published: Wednesday, Jan. 8 2014 11:20 p.m. MST

Washington's C.J. Wilcox (23) knocks the ball away from Utah's Brandon Taylor during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (Elaine Thompson, AP) Washington's C.J. Wilcox (23) knocks the ball away from Utah's Brandon Taylor during the first half of an NCAA college basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (Elaine Thompson, AP)

SEATTLE — Former Pleasant Grove High star C.J. Wilcox is certainly making his mark with the Washington Huskies. The senior entered Wednesday night’s game against the Utes as the Pac-12’s second-leading scorer with 20.2 points per game. The 6-foot-5 guard averaged 16.8 points as a junior, 14.2 as a sophomore and 8.1 as a freshman.

Utah forward Jordan Loveridge never went against Wilcox during his days at West Jordan High but did watch him play a lot when he was younger. They’ve even played together in open gyms and know each other a little bit.

“I saw him play a lot in competitive, like super league ball, so I knew how good he was and so I always knew he was going to be a special player,” Loveridge said. “So it didn’t surprise me when I saw his numbers and everything like that.”

Washington's C.J. Wilcox (23) knocks the ball away from Utah's Brandon Taylor to turn it over in the first half of an NCAA men's basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (Elaine Thompson, AP) Washington's C.J. Wilcox (23) knocks the ball away from Utah's Brandon Taylor to turn it over in the first half of an NCAA men's basketball game Wednesday, Jan. 8, 2014, in Seattle. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson) (Elaine Thompson, AP)

In Wednesday’s 59-57 win against the Utes, Wilcox finished with 14 points.

— Dirk Facer

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