Dec 8, 2010; Louisville, KY, USA; San Francisco Dons player Perris Blackwell (22) dribbles against Louisville Cardinals player Rakeem Buckles (4) during the first half at the KFC Yum! Center. The Cardinals beat the Dons 61-35. Mandatory Credit: Jamie Rhodes-US PRESSWIRE

Perris Blackwell Transfers to Washington

The Washington Men’s Basketball Program just announced that Perris Blackwell has decided to transfer to the Washington Huskies. He picked them over a variety of different schools that called him. California was the other school in the end he was deciding between.

Blackwell is just what Lorenzo Romar was looking for and Husky fans were desperately hoping would come. A big offensive presence in the paint. Blackwell at 6’9, 240 has a motor that fights to score and he plays with his back to the basket. The Huskies don’t have anyone as polished as him with that mindset.

Aziz N’Diaye can play in the post but his strengths are on the defensive end of the court. Blackwell likes to score and averaged 12.6 points and 6.9 rebounds a game as a junior for the San Francisco Dons last season.

It was originally speculated that Blackwell may be able to graduate and then be able to play immediately for the Huskies. Or because of some reason that six players would transfer out of San Francisco. The only way this would be possible is if they were all transferring out for some sort of hardship or problem in the program. Nothing has been determined on that front.

Blackwell will have to wait a year before he can play in the paint for the Huskies and by then he will step right into the place of N’Diaye. He also will have a year to learn the offense and defense of Romar, this has proven to be no easy task for incoming players.


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  • doubledawg

    To gauge Blackwell’s impact on the roster and see where the holes remain, let’s look ahead to the 2013-2014 season. Freeze the roster, for a moment, assuming no more recruits and no transfers out. The result is a sold starting lineup with explosive scoring from the outside–Wilcox and McLaughlin, who will both be 23 years old, will likely combine to score at least 30 points per game–and a decent post offense anchored by Blackwell’s 10 to 15 points per game. 
    C: Perris Blackwell, 6’9″, Senior
    PF: Desmond Simmons, 6’7″, Junior
    SF: Mark McLaughlin, 6’6″, Senior
    Rotation SF/PF: Jernard Jarreau, 6’10″, Sophomore
    Rotation C/F: Shawn Kemp, Jr., 6’9″, Junior
    Rotation SF/PF: Martin Breunig,6’8″, Junior
    PG: Andrew Andrews, 6’2″, Sophomore
    SG: C.J. Wilcox, 6’5″, Senior
    Rotation PG/SG: Hikeem Stewart, 6’2″, Junior
    Wilcox could be a star and carry this team. And this team could be really dangerous, competing for the Pac 12 title and a Top 25 ranking, if Andrews breaks out (and he could, given the range and quickness he shows in this video and more post scoring comes from Jarreau or one of the junior forwards.
    But the team will lack depth on the wings and at the point, and it would need a top-flight forward to increase its chances of competing with UCLA and Arizona. Plus, with the pending graduations of Blackwell, Wilcox, and McLaughlin, the team will need some young post players and guards, lest the team have too many holes in 2014-15. 
    So what does this all mean? It make sense for Coach Romar to bring in either or Jordan Tebbutt or a wing to complete the Class of 2012. With Blackwell’s addition, a big body isn’t as urgent as it was. But the Huskies will definitely need to recruit some guys for the Class of 2013 who can rebound and score in the paint.