Washington Basketball recruiting is gaining real momentum now. Four-star small forward Hameir Wright commits to class of 2017
The Washington Basketball team is beginning to take shape in a very serious way. Having lost a significant number of recruits following the coaching change, many expected the team needed a year to reorganize. Throw that out the window, as the team is coming out of the shoot with guns a’blazing.
The commitment was initially reported by UWDawgPound.com’s MaxVRoom. Wright joins that class of 2017 which includes 4-star 6-foot-4 shooting guard Jaylen Nowell, 3-star 6-foot-6 small forward Nahziah Carter, and 2-star 6-foot-1 point guard Nate Pryor. 6-foot-7 Hameir Wright, at 6-foot-7, could slide in either as a small forward or power forward.
And sorry folks, I truly did not see this coming. Truth be told, nobody saw this coming.
What a great development for both the Washington basketball team and for Hameir Wright!
Visitor from Albany
Once more, Coach Mike Hopkins is reaching back to the east coast to fill the roster. And the most unbelievable element is the quality of talent he is attracting. Naziah Carter hails from Rochester, New York. Hameir Wright hails from Albany, New York. A pattern is developing. In fact, it’s beginning to appear as though a pipeline runs from New York State directly to the University of Washington.
Wright had just visited the campus on June 24, 2017, and was on the list of 18 major college basketball programs. Of those, he had 14 offers, including Villanova, Syracuse, Michigan State, Miami, Georgetown, and more. Orginally slated for the class of 2018, 274Sports.com Kyle Waltos reports that he will reclassify for the class of 2017.
Solid Players Solid Fit
Some have spoken openly about the loss of former coach Lorenzo Romar‘s ability to recruit major basketball talent. But this is a major coup, folks. We had reviewed the team’s front court situation in May 2017. Since that review, the team’s addition of both 6-foot-6 Carter and now 6-foot-7 Wright has boosted the front court tremendously.
The team is now not compelled to run a small ball lineup. In fact, now the team can match up well with virtually every PAC-12 team. Lets look at what Hameir Wright brings to the program.
Wright Naturally Talented
Per a report from the venerable Percy Allen of the Seattle Times, his former coach has nothing but praise about the small forward:
"“He can rebound, shoot and handle the ball, making him a match-up nightmare. What is most impressive is that the game comes so easily to him.”"
There can be no mistake that Wright is a highly coveted national talent. And there can now be no doubt that Coach Mike Hopkins can recruit well.