Washington loses just two starters from a year ago: Markelle Fultz and Malik Dime. Fultz, who was drafted No. 1 overall by the Philadelphia 76ers, accounted for much of the Huskies’ offensive production. Dime was a key defender in the paint and graduated after two solid seasons at UW.
Junior forward Noah Dickerson is the strongest returning starter. Rumors swirled regarding Dickerson’s transfer options, but he ultimately chose to remain in Seattle rather than leaving for LSU and Florida.
Strong post play
Dickerson is a strong rebounder and can create offensively both in the paint and from mid-range. He averaged 12.5 points and 8.2 boards per game, and should be a double double machine during his third year with Washington.
The other post player coming returning for Washington is sophomore Sam Timmins. Timmins saw 14.6 minutes per game as a freshman, starting 18 games.
If he can improve his stamina and work on rebounding with more consistency, he’ll earn more playing time for a team that is very limited on true bigs.