NCB On The Trail: Washington Huskies

UW signs 10th ranked class

November, 13, 2014
University of Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar announced the signing of six student-athletes to national letters of intent on Thursday.

The class features two ESPN 100 prospects, shooting guard Dejounte Murray (No. 47 overall) and power forward Marquese Chriss (No. 53), along with three three-star performers, small forward Matisse Thybulle, power forward Devenir Duruisseau and point guard David Crisp. Junior college transfer Malik Dime rounds out the class.

"This class is extremely versatile and should have an immediate impact on our program next season," Romar told the schools website. "I'm very proud of how hard our coaching staff and program worked as a whole to put this class together. It meets a lot of needs for us and it ranks up there with any class we've ever had because of its versatility."

Romar's class is currently ranked 10th on

Roundtable: Analyzing the early signing period 

November, 12, 2014

College basketball's early signing period begins Wednesday, and while 78 of the ESPN 100's prospects have committed to schools across the country, it's time to put pen to paper. Our RecruitingNation analysts break down what they expect to see before the signing window closes on Nov. 19.

Scout's take: Murray to Washington 

June, 3, 2014
Why he committed to Washington: It was thought that Dejounte Murray would wait until the November signing period, but staying close to home so his family could watch him play and the close relationship with the Washington coaching staff -- which was the first to offer -- was too much for him to pass up. Gonzaga, Oregon, California and Arizona were all involved for the ESPN 100 guard, but the Huskies have been the favorites for quite some time according to those close to the situation

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ESPN 60 guard Allonzo Trier made Nike EYBL history last weekend, becoming the first player to ever record 30 or more points in each game of a single session.

While the feat has never been accomplished before on the Nike circuit, ironically, Adidas had someone accomplish the very same thing on the same weekend when fellow ESPN 60 guard Jalen Adams finished with 30 or more points in all four of his games.

While Trier and Adams are similar in that they are two of the nation's best scoring guards in the 2015 class, they’re unique in the way they look to attack the defense.

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Scout's take: ESPN 60 PF to Washington 

January, 14, 2014
ESPN 60 power forward Marquese Chriss (Elk Grove, Calif./Pleasant Grove) has committed to Washington. Here's a look at why he pledged and what he'll bring to the Huskies in 2015.

Marquese Chriss
Joel Francisco/ESPNESPN 60 power forward Marquese Chriss will bring athleticism and potential to Washington's 2015 class.
Why he committed: Chriss has been courted heavily by the Washington staff since the July evaluation period. Lorenzo Romar is one of the better recruiters out West and he builds great rapport with players. Chriss felt very comfortable in that environment, and his style of play and physical makeup fit like a glove in terms of the type of player Romar has recruited during his tenure at Washington.

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Washington adds SF Dorsey for 2014

July, 9, 2013
Washington coach Lorenzo Romar landed his second 2014 recruit in less than a week on Monday when small forward Donaven Dorsey (Lacey, Wash./Timberline) picked the Huskies. Multiple sources are reporting the news.

The 6-foot-6, three-star wing chose UW over Washington State, Gonzaga and Oregon State.

"It's a big relief," Dorsey told The Olympian. "I'm very excited to become a Dawg."

Dorsey joins PF Tristan Etienne (Abbotsford, B.C./Mouat), who committed to Washington on July 4.

Huskies add Canadian PF Etienne 

July, 4, 2013
The Washington Huskies are on the board in the Class of 2014. Lorenzo Romar went north into Vancouver and secured a pledge on Thursday from power forward Tristan Etienne out of W.J. Mouat in Abbotsford, British Columbia.

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Gonzaga lands three-star SG

June, 20, 2013
Shooting guard Silas Melson (Portland, Ore./Jefferson) verbally committed to Gonzaga on Wednesday, The Oregonian reported.

The 6-foot-3 Melson chose the Bulldogs over Colorado State and Washington.

"They were on me the hardest," Melson told the paper. "They had the best basketball fit for me, along with being one of the best schools on the West Coast to get an education.

"And they were the No. 1 team in the country, so ... it's hard to turn that down."

Melson is the first recruit from the 2014 class for Gonzaga.

Wichita St. gets 2014 wing commitment

May, 4, 2013
Class of 2014 small forward Zach Brown (Houston/South Kent School) committed to Wichita State on Friday night, according to multiple reports.

The 6-foot-7 Brown chose the Shockers over Providence and Washington. He is the first recruit for Wichita State from the 2014 class.

Juco SF Mike Anderson picks UW

March, 26, 2013
Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar landed a verbal pledge on Monday from small forward Mike Anderson (Hartford, Conn./Moberly Area Community College). The news was first reported by

The 6-foot-5 Anderson chose the Huskies over South Florida, San Francisco and Central Michigan. He averaged 16.9 pints and 9.8 rebounds this past season at Moberly.

Anderson joins ESPN 100 PG Nigel Williams-Goss (Happy Valley, Ore./Findlay College Prep), SG Darin Johnson (Sacramento, Calif./Sheldon) and PG Jahmel Taylor (Los Angeles/Pacific Hills School) in the Huskies' 2013 class.

Aaron Gordon to announce at McDonald's

March, 18, 2013
According to a report in the San Jose Mercury News, ESPN 100 power forward Aaron Gordon (San Jose, Calif./Archbishop Mitty) will announce his college decision at the McDonald's All American Game in Chicago on April 3. The game will be shown live on ESPN at 9:30 p.m ET.

Gordon has narrowed his choices to Washington, Arizona, Kentucky and Oregon. The senior will lead his Mitty team into Saturday's Open Division state final against Mater Dei (Santa Ana).

Biancardi's Breakdown: Point Guards 

March, 5, 2013

The most important position on the basketball court when it comes to winning games is point guard. They come in all shapes and sizes with different talents, but the one common denominator is that a good point guard is a must in recruiting.

Here is a look at five of the nation’s top point guards in the Class of 2013, what each does better than anyone in the country and what they’ll bring to their college teams next season.

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Arizona nabs ESPN 60 Jackson-Cartwright 

February, 24, 2013
PM ET has confirmed on Sunday that top 60 point guard Parker Jackson-Cartwright (Los Angeles/Loyola) has verbally committed to Arizona.

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PG Jahmel Taylor commits to UW 

January, 22, 2013
According to multiple sources, Washington landed a verbal commitment from senior point guard Jahmel Taylor (Los Angeles/Pacific Hills) on Monday night.

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ESPN 60 SF Jackson releases top six 

January, 9, 2013
Thad Matta was probably smiling around noon Wednesday afternoon, especially when the Ohio State basketball coach read what an ESPN 60 junior from Texas had to say about the Buckeyes.

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