Andrew Andrews: 2012 UW Commit


by Craig Yamada, Editor in Chief

Well, it’s never too early to commit for the year after next is it? After a bit of a twitter scare last night, Matt Prehm (UO Writer), tweeted that Andrew Andrews, PG out of Portland, verbally committed to the UW. However, he  did not specify what class he would be enrolling in school, leaving us all to believe that he would be a 2011 signee.

After some digging, we were able to uncover that Andrews will be enrolling in Prep School in 2011 to further develop his game, like IT did before enrolling at the UW. He will enter as a freshman as a member of the 2012 class which could feature a giant slew of bigs.

So breathe a sigh relief Dawg fans. The dream of a Tony Wroten/Jabari Brown 2011 backcourt still lives on. We haven’t heard anything on Jabari’s weekend visit just yet, but will keep you posted.

Andrew Andrews Bio:

  • Position: PG
  • Height: 6’2″
  • High School: Benson HS
  • PPG: 20
  • APG: 8

In Andrews, Romar will be getting yet another true PG, whose highlights mirror a younger and quicker model of Abdul Gaddy. He has a good release on his jump shots and sees the floor very well. He looks great in transition and has an act for finding the open man. He definitely looks like more of a pass first mentality, much like Gaddy. He apparently had a great showing during his AAU summer league and is thought to be rising the charts as we speak. He chose UW over schools like WSU, Nebraska, Colorado, San Diego, and Portland. Looks like Romar and the UW coaches knew what they were doing with Andrews.

In Prehm’s article, Andrews was quoted to say that “[he] know[s] they have a lot of guards coming in and already in the program but this is something I think will help me down the road.” Perhaps there is some foreshadowing here? Does Andrews know something that we don’t? This definitely is a wise choice for Andrews who would figure to be part of a log jam of guards next year should Wroten and Brown both sign.

Romar is seemingly buidling a fence around his NW neighborhood. With Jordan Tebbutt, another 2012 recruit, Romar could potentially have four Portland natives on the squad (Hosley and Ross are the other two).

Side Notes:

October 8th was confirmed as the date of Wroten’s announcement over Twitter today. He wants to 
“see how many UW fans gone b at my school for my announcement.” I just don’t know how many other ways we can prove that Tony will be wearing a purple and gold #13 next year.

All for now. And welcome to the DUB, AA.