Andrew Andrews is probably a name that most causal Huskies fans aren’t too familiar with yet, the redshirt freshman from Oregon is looking to make his mark on the Husky team next season.
The 3-star recruit was sought after by Romar and his staff because he has shown potential to be a great all around point guard for this Husky squad.
Andrews was named the 2011 Oregon 5A state Co-Player of the Year after he averaged 24 points a game along with 5 rebounds and five assists a game. Andrews was a complete player in high school and has continually looked to improve himself in the college ranks and he’ll get 5 years to prove it, if he chooses to stay that long.
Andrews played for Benson Tech and helped Tech reach the championship game while putting the team on his back and scoring 41 points, draining six 3-pointers in the game.
One thing that is notable about Andrews’s game is that he isn’t very flashy but he is efficient and this is exactly what this Husky team needs. Especially if Tony Wroten decides to leave for the NBA Draft. This season Abdul Gaddy no doubt will be the team’s starting point guard but look for Andrews to get significant minutes behind him.
Last October, Huskies basketball beat writer Percy Allen interviewed Andrews and he had a lot to say. He showed why he is going to be such a special player for the Huskies. Allen asked him about how having a chip on his shoulder helps him be a better player and Andrews responded “every day at practice or in open gym, we go at each other. And I go out there and I try to earn the respect of my teammates. We all have mutual respect for each other, but it’s kind of just my motivation to keep getting better.”
Andrews is already showing through his words that he isn’t assuming that he’ll be the team’s star but rather he is ready to work his tail off and earn the respect of his teammates which will ultimately make him a better player. Andrews goes on in the interview to talk about some of his strengths on the court: “I can see the floor I guess. I can shoot it from the three. I’m a good dribbler. I can pass the ball. I’m just an overall point guard.”
This is a guy that Husky fans should rally around and for good reason he is what this team sorely needs a smart, smooth, reliable player that can also score, who will give his best effort night in and night out. The team doesn’t need more flashiness but rather a consistent game and that starts at the point and this is where Andrew Andrews comes into the picture.