Washington Basketball Team made the first offer by Coach Hopkins to point guard Spencer Freedman. But Freedman commits to Harvard instead
The first offer to a college prospect by the Washington Basketball team aimed directly as one of the most intelligent point guards in the nation, Spencer Freedman. In fact, we reported on that fact several months ago.
As we noted in that article, accuracy and great basketball knowledge data base at point guard are extremely important attributes. And those traits were profoundly abundant in point guard Spencer Freedman.
It felt like a positive connection. The team had made its first offer to a high IQ backcourt player who possessed smarts, defense, and offense. In fact, the move to offer seemed to take on a life of its own. Surely Spencer Freedman made such a positive connection with former point guard turned coach Mike Hopkins, that this would be a slam dunk commitment.But the first offer from Coach Hopkins met with less than desired results.
That does set the program back a bit. The 2018 recruiting class is somewhat falling behind other programs, and the first offer extended by Coach Hopkins staff has been turned away. Since that time, the team has made three additional offers. But even by Washington.247sports.com account, Freedman was the warmest prospect for 2018.
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The team successfully filled the ranks for 2017 with the addition of Nate Pryor and Michael Carter III. Now, the team must regroup and work even harder to fill slots for 2018. Fortunately, Hopkins program will encourage players to remain on the team for four years. But the recruiting class of 2018 cupboards are rather bare right now.