There seems to be a lot of confusion out there regarding the scholarship situation for the upcoming UW Basketball Season. Let’s try to clear that up a little: (thanks to the folks over at Montlake Madness for some of the math)
Each DIV-1 school is allowed 13 scholarships per basketball program. The Huskies had 11 players on scholarship last season. Thus, going into the season they already had 2 scholarships just left over from the previous year. Matthew Bryan-Amaning, Justin Holiday, and Venoy Overton are graduating this season and that adds 3 more scholarships into the barrel. The total is now up to 5.
Isaiah Thomas has officially declared for the draft- and by doing so has forfeited his remaining year of scholarship bringing UW’s total scholarships for the next season to 6.
The incoming official signees are; Tony Wroten Jr., Hikeem Stewart, and Jernard Jarreau (find out more about these players in the recruiting section of ‘The Husky Haul’). This drops the total from 6 scholarships to 3. There are two extra committed players to talk about- Andrew Andrews for awhile was going to be sent to prep school. However, today Lorenzo Romar announced that Andrews would enroll in the fall. The 3 scholarships drop to 2 total unsigned recruits. Kevin Davis is also considered to have already given his verbal and he also plans to enroll in the fall. He however, is still working on finishing up the academic side of things in order to be eligible in the fall. This is still a question mark but all indications are that he will be able to complete his academics in time. This would drop the scholarship total to 1.
Many think the Huskies are looking to find one more big man before next season and the list of recruits in that category are slim. Especially recruits interested in UW.
Also, remember that transfers can officially announce tomorrow and there may be something in the category that could surprise us. However, as of now it looks like UW only has 1 scholarship to play with, but with the possibility of up to 3.