Men’s Basketball Recruiting: 2013


It is time to take a look at the future of recruiting for UW Men’s Hoops. While much of our focus has been on the 2011 class and names like Richard Peters, Martin Breunig, God’s Gift Achiuwa, Angelo Chol, Wally Judge, Joey Van Zegeren, and many other potential targets. Tonight, many coaches turn their attention to the 2013 recruiting class as officially the NCAA recognizes this year’s sophomore class as officially juniors (as of midnight). Which, now makes them eligible to be contacted by a university without the athlete making the first call.

UW will make sure to take advantage of this open door in recruiting as the class of 2013 is a very important class for the Huskies. Primarily because of the interested talent more so than the guys that will be leaving. However, that is most likely the year that Abdul Gaddy and Aziz N’Diaye both leave.

The targets to keep an eye on from the 2013 class are:

  • Jabari Parker– He is listed as the number 1 recruit in this class and has identified the Huskies as in the running. Hails from Chicago, Illinois.
  • Jabari Bird– One of the top 10 if not in the top 5 prospects of the 2013 class. Bird has also mentioned UW as a potential landing spot. Plays basketball out of Salesian High in California, the former school of Desmond Simmons.
  • Aaron Gordon– One of the top big men in the class and wants to play in the Pac-12. Arizona, Oregon, Stanford, and UW are said to be the favorites. Gordon is from San Jose, CA.
  • Nigel Williams-Goss– He is a multi-talented guard and has played some 1 and some 2. He is in the top 20 in the guard position. Williams-Goss plays ball for Findlay Prep in Nevada.
  • Isaac Hamilton- He is being recruited by schools all over the country and plays out of Crenshaw High in So. Cal. where Darnell Gant is from. Hamilton hasn’t received an offer yet from UW but the Huskies have shown interest.
  • Stephen Domingo- He is already listed at 6’7 in height and yet is able to shoot from behind the arc. He is highly sought after and has already received offers from Memphis and San Diego State. If Domingo has a good season as a junior he could really shoot up the rankings because of his physical combo of height and strength. As of now, Domingo plans to visit both Arizona and Washington.
  • Zach Lavine- Locally, Levine is one of the better point guards in the state (Bothell). He is still young but should shoot up the rankings in the next year. This local product has already received some UW attention and an offer.
  • Daeshon Hall- He is from Garfield High School in Seattle, and Romar has had plenty of success recruiting on this court. Hall is already around 6’6 and may continue to grow. He is developing into quite the forward and should also have an awesome junior year if he continues to build off of his sophomore campaign.
  • DJ Fenner- Local big man from O’Dea High School. Is listed at 6’6 and hasn’t gained much national attention yet but should find himself in that spotlight as a junior.

Those are just a few of the names to be watching for in this 2013 recruiting class. As usual, with such a young class, there will be some players that will come out of nowhere and begin receiving offers from everybody. While there are others that fall down the rankings. Look for a little of both to happen in this class. And above is just a few of the names that could be doning purple uniforms in just a few years.