A pair of incoming freshmen may find themselves in the starting five: shooting guard Jaylen Nowell and forward Hameir Wright. Nowell is the highest rated of Washington’s 2017 class at 57th in the ESPN100. Physically, he will not have a problem adjusting to college ball and for that reason he will likely see some starts.
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Wright, a four star recruit from upstate New York, is also a highly touted scorer with potential to have an immediate impact for the Huskies. Wright earned the New York Gatorade Player of the Year award in his most recent high school season and is also in the ESPN100.
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Two other incoming freshmen have the potential to get some minutes. Forward Nahziah Carter, another New York native, is a three star recruit. He may not see any starts considering the number of wings and big men in front of him, but Hopkins may give the freshman a fair share of bench minutes.
The first commit secured by Hopkins was local product Michael Carter III. The O’Dea High School graduate is a 6’5” point guard
The third point guard on the roster will be incoming freshman Nate Pryor. Pryor played at West Seattle High School. He will see plenty of playing time and may even break into the starting lineup should Crisp’s play deteriorate.