- 2016 four star point guard Markelle Fultz recently wrapped up his official visit to Montlake, and Scout.com's Brian Snow was able to catch up with him and discuss his official visits to both Washington and Arizona ($$$.) Dawgman's Kim Grinolds also caught up with Fultz, and in this video he went as far to say that the Huskies should be considered "the favorites" for Fultz's services at this point. (They begin to talk about Fultz around the nine minute mark.)
- The Huskies recently offered 2016 three star forward Jalen McDaniel. The Federal Way product recently talked with 24/7 Sports Lars Hanson and discussed what the Huskies offer means to him.
- Another 2016 target, 2016 four star forward Vance Jackson from Mater Dei High school was in town a few weeks ago and competed at the Tony Wroten Skills Camp. He took an unofficial visit to Washington during his time in the Seattle area, and seemed pretty excited about it on Twitter:
Taking a UNOFFICIAL visit to UNIVERSITY OF WASHINGTON— HeVantastic (@VanceJackson1) August 7, 2015Grinolds from Dawgman was able tocatch up with Jackson following the camp.The recruitment of both forwards is certainly interesting, On paper, there are only three scholarships that will be available when Andrew Andrews and Queyvn Winters graduate next year (the Huskies are currently have 12 players on scholarship this season, the maximum amount the NCAA allows for Basketball is 13.). Sam Timmins, a seven foot four star from New Zealand is already occupying one of those scholarships, as he signed back in April. Meaning that there are only two scholarships available for next season. The coaching staff has made it clear that they want to add a point guard, and have put Markelle Fultz at the top of their list. If they miss out on Fultz, they will look to sign one time commit JaQori McLaughlin . Assuming the Huskies add a point guard to this class, it seems it will be a battle between McDaniel and Jackson for the final spot.
2017 four star point guard and Huskies target Trae Young recently received an offer from Kentucky:
Great conversation with Coach Calipari! I was Blessed to receive an Offer from The University of Kentucky ⚪️ #BBN— Trae Young (@TheTraeYoung) August 9, 2015Young and fellow Huskies target Michael Porter Jr. have expressed desire to play at the same school, just another reason for Dawg fans to follow the recruitment of both of these players closely.
Speaking of Porter Jr., he cut his list down to ten a few weeks ago and the Huskies made the cut:
Excited to cut my list to 10! I Appreciate all of the other schools who have invested their time in recruiting me. pic.twitter.com/rfKXud4Ttp— Michael Porter Jr. (@m1chael_porter) August 5, 2015The Huskies recently got a commitment from his younger brother, 2018 forward Jontay Porter. It remains to be seen whether or not Jontay's commitment will heavily influence Michael, but one has to think it will help the Huskies chances in some way.
- 2017 four star guard and Lakeside High-school product Dajeon Davis recently talked to Scout.com's Josh Gershon about the four teams that are recruiting him the hardest, and the Huskies made that list.