It is July and the biggest thing that is happening in the recruiting world is in Men’s Basketball recruiting as AAU basketball is in full swing. Tournament after tournament is being played all over the country and what were freshman phenoms last year are now sophomores meaning that coaches can contact them. Thus, a lot of 2014 recruits start to pop up all over the country.
The list is growing everyday and we are also learning about more 2013 prospects that are out there, that UW may either be following or have already offered a scholarship. This is not meant to be a comprehensive list, so there are plenty more recruits out there that probably should go on this list. If you know of any please share in the comment section below.
2013: High Profile Names to Keep an Eye on.
- Jabari Bird- One of the top shooting guards in the 2013 class but also one of the top overall prospects. He is receiving offers from all over; Oregon, Louisville, UW, Arizona, and other Pac-12 schools. He is a special talent.
- Jabari Parker- The number 1 overall recruit in the 2013 class and has already identified Washington as a canditate. About every major school in the country is after him; Duke, UConn, DePaul, Kentucky, Illinois, Michigan State, Kansas, and many more. Out of that he has identified; Kansas, Washington, Duke, Illinois, and Michigan State.
- Aaron Gordon- The top power forward in the 2013 recruiting class has listed UW as the favorite over Arizona. His brother Drew Gordon was heavily recruited by UW a few years back but Washington lost out in the end to UCLA.
- Isaac Hamilton- One of the top small forwards in the class, and is being recruited by the majority of the Pac-12 and a few in the Big East. He says none of the schools are a favorite right now and that he is still looking at them all. He likes the “run and gun” as he calls it. This interview is the most recent update on him.
- Stephen Domingo- A recent interview with Erin Ashley from boxofmess.com doesn’t have UW in the mix with an offer. They may still be evaulating him but as of now it looks like UW may not even be hanging around much anymore. However, last check in, he did plan to visit UW, I am trying to find out if that took place or if it is still scheduled.
- Nigel Williams-Goss- A shooting guard from Findlay Prep in Nevada, UW has contacted him according to TheRecruitScoop.com. He is a talent at scoring but also loves to distribute.
- DJ Fenner- A local product from O’Dea High School and is listed at 6’6 and is rumored to be linked with the UW program.
- Zach Lavine- Also a local product, out of Bothell, WA, is out for 2-3 months with femur injury.
- Manroop Clair- A shooting guard from Canada that just can’t be stopped in AAU basketball. He is a real threat from deep and according to Seatownsports.net, UW is in contact.
2014: Local Early Standouts.
(This list is comprised primarily of local talent to the Washington area. There is enough talent to talk about just in this region for now)
- Adrian Davis- An impressive shooting guard that is very active in about every category on the floor. He plays at Mt. Rainier High School in WA, has already been scouted by Romar and has been in contact with Romar.
- Deeshawn Tucker- A very talented point guard from Federal Way High School. He has can basically penetrate at will and has already honed in the ability to drive and dish. He has heard from both Stanford and UW.
- Reed Hopkins- Plays for Gonzaga Prep in Spokane but also plays on the same AAU basketball team as Davis and Tucker. UW scouts have also been keeping an eye on him. He plays the guard position.
- Naim Ladd- A great scorer at the point guard position played with Hikeem Stewart at Rainier Beach and has already listed UW as the favorite but is being recruited hardest by Cal.
- Tramaine Isabell- A guard from Lakeside High School, on a team with Naim Ladd- and almost carried their team to a 16u NW Premier Showcase title. They decided to play a year up (as they usually play at 15u) so they could get ready to play against top talent in Vegas this weekend. He is already receiving word from some Pac-12 schools.
- Elijah Foster- Has been identified as an early favorite to be a good big man recruit. He plays for Rainier Beach and should be receiving some attention in the next year. He is listed at about 6’6, and should be a solid player his sophomore year.
- David Crisp- He plays with Ahmaad Rorie for Clover Park, and together have been tearing up 2A basketball. They both look to have plenty of potential but need to see a lot more competition than what 2A can provide. In AAU basketball they still look good but not as amazing as they look in 2A hoops.
- Ahmaad Rorie- (see above, David Crisp)
- Tristan Etienne- Is the only one on this list that is from out of WA, he is from Canada, but is also one of the few that is known to be on UW’s watch list. Here some video of Etienne.
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