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Washington Huskies Basketball: Huskies Get JUCO Verbal


JUCORecruiting.com is reporting Mike Anderson of Moberly Area Community College has verbally committed to the Huskies. Just hours after the news of Martin Breunig transferring, it looks like Lorenzo Romar has put the extra scholarship to use. This leaves Washington with one left for the Class of 2013, assuming there is no more roster shakeup. Ideally, Romar will use the last scholarship to sign either Aaron Gordon or Zach LaVine, but as of now, there is only room for one. It was speculated earlier this week that Romar would use both available scholarships, whether it be to sign both Gordon and LaVine or a junior college player.

Anderson is a 6’5″ guard/forward that will come to Washington with two years of eligibility. During his sophomore year at Moberly Area, he averaged 16.5 points and 9.8 rebounds per game. He brings a good all around game to Washington as he shoots over 40 percent from beyond the arc, while nearly averaging a double-double standing only 6’5″.

If you ask me, this isn’t a good sign for those hoping Gordon signs with Washington. Anderson profiles as a swing shooting guard/small forward, a position that Scott Suggs filled, while Gordon has expressed wanting to play the three in college. I wouldn’t be surprised if Romar officially offered Anderson once he thought Gordon was going elsewhere. Of course, that is all speculation and knowing Romar, if Gordon and LaVine both want to wear purple and gold, he will make room. For now, he signed a very versatile and accomplished JUCO player.