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Former Blazers Teammates Frye & Outlaw Voice Support for Prep-to-Pro Route

Former Trail Blazers forward Travis Outlaw joined Channing Frye on NBC Northwest’s Talkin’ Blazers to discuss entering the league out of high school.

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Former Trail Blazers forward Travis Outlaw joined Channing Frye on NBC Sports Northwest’s Talkin’ Blazers show earlier this week. Outlaw, who was selected out of high school by the Blazers with the No. 23 pick in the 2003 NBA Draft, voiced his opinion on the eventual end to the “one-and-done” college-to-pro route.

You can listen to the full conversation by clicking here.

  • Both Frye and Outlaw expressed support of the re-opening of the prep-to-pro pathway to the NBA. Outlaw did acknowledge that relaxing the guidelines would have an adverse impact on the NCAA’s on-court product. Frye was quick to counter with the obvious under-the-table dealings that often transpire when top prospects choose a marquee program.
  • The discussion ended with an enjoyable look back at Brandon Roy’s legacy with the Blazers. Frye and Outlaw reflected on Roy’s calm-under-pressure attitude in late-game situations.

Outlaw appeared in 377 regular season games over the course of his seven-year stint in Portland. During that stretch, he averaged 9.6 points per game. Frye, who was a four-year starter at Arizona, appeared in 141 regular season games with the Blazers.