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.