The Washington Huskies got a commitment this afternoon from 6’3 guard Marcus Tsohonis out of Jefferson High in Portland, Oregon. Tsohonis is rated as a 3 star PG and the #292 recruit in the country per the 247 sports composite. Marcus committed to UW over offers from USC, Arizona State, and Washington State.
Tsohonis took an official visit to UW this past weekend and while there wasn’t much in the way of news during the visit, it certainly seems that the Huskies were able to make an impression upon him.
Marcus played AAU ball this summer alongside fellow 2019 commit RaeQuan Battle for Seattle Rotary. Tsohonis averaged 12.2 ppg, 4.9 rpg, and 2.5 apg and was the 4th highest scorer on the team behind Battle as well as a pair of 5-star UW targets in 2019 Jaden McDaniels and 2021 Paolo Banchero.
The Huskies missed out on ex-Nathan Hale and ex-Garfield 4 star P.J Fuller last week and the timing of the visit and the commitment would seem to suggest that once Fuller was officially off the board they moved all-in on Tsohonis.
Getting a point guard was absolutely essential for the 2019 class with the transfer of Michael Carter III and the upcoming graduation of David Crisp. Right now incoming freshman Elijah Hardy appears to be the only option expected to be on the roster for 2019 (pending Jaylen Nowell’s continued usage in that spot). There is still an offer outstanding to O’Dea PG Noah Williams who appears to be less of a scorer but a more willing passer than Tsohonis. The two are ranked almost identically by the recruiting services but Tsohonis’s offer sheet was noticeably better for those that feel that’s a better indication of a prospect’s true impact.
The Huskies will have at least 5 spots (one leftover plus 4 seniors graduating) for the 2019 class and 2 of them have now been filled. Unless they also take Williams, the only other somewhat realistic offers belong to a pair of 5-star big men in Federal Way’s Jaden McDaniels and La Lumiere, Indiana’s Isaiah Stewart. McDaniels is still wide open with the toughest competition likely to come from Arizona, Texas, San Diego State (where his brother goes), and Kentucky. Stewart included the Huskies in his final 6 and will be taking an official visit this weekend. He is originally from New York and has a strong relationship with Coach Hop from his time at Syracuse. Getting either as well would make this a fantastic class though the Huskies can’t be considered the favorite for either right now.
Here are some highlights of Tsohonis going against Fuller when the two squared off for their high schools back in January.