University of Washington Huskies head coach Mike Hopkins Extends first offer to Mater Dei PG Spencer Freedman
The best way for University of Washington Huskies head coach Mike Hopkins to respond to getting thrown off a horse is to get right back up on it.
Moments after the news of 2018 recruit PG Blake Harris pulling his National Letter of Intent, more positive news occurred.
It truly comes as no surprise that a former point guard would prioritize a point guard. Per 247Sports.com, the book on Freedman is that he is
"“A sharp shooter with a high Basketball IQ”"
Accuracy and great basketball knowledge data base at point guard are extremely important attributes. So far, those bases are solidly covered with Spencer Freedman.
Meet Spencer Freedman
In a recent article by Jack Pollon, Spencer Freedman recently transferred from Santa Ana to Mater Dei. And so far, he’s thriving:
"“Santa Monica was great and I wish those guys all the luck in the world,” Freedman said. “I just felt this was a better place for me for everything. I have no regrets. I’m excited about what lays ahead.”"
Freedman has received plenty of accolades for a point guard. Pollon describes him as possessing outstanding leadership attributes and passing abilities. Perhaps it was his own experience of setting up at a new school that attracted the interest of Hopkins.
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On the other hand, Freedman has an offer from USC. His assistant coach, Jason Hart, comes to UW from USC and had a great track record of recruiting quality players. Perhaps he knows the value of Freedman, and wants to divert his commitment to the University of Washington Huskies.
This was a great move by Coach Hopkins. Meeting each setback with positive news will quickly turn the program around.