2018 recruiting class is huge
The Washington Basketball team simply does not have enough size in the paint to match up with all NCAA basketball teams. And they are working on building a floor general in converting shooting guard David Crisp to point guard. The 2018 class helps both of those issues. Still, it’s impossible to ignore the coaching influence on the Washington Huskies Basketball team this season.
In less than a year, Coach Hopkins and his staff had the team working hard, playing to the final buzzer, and learning how to win. They led the Pac-12 in steals and in blocked shots. The team even led the Pac-12 in perimeter defense. But there is still plenty of work to do.
Duct tape needs permanent repair
The team never truly benefited from a true point guard, and it showed in the statistics. The loss of Nate Pryor to the team was a setback for the season. As a result, Washington averaged just 11.6 assists per game. That was the second worst showing in the Pac-12, with California the conference worst at 9.8.
But the team did not attract any big men for the 2017-2018 season either. And they need help on the boards. The Huskies were tenth on offensive rebounds, and eleventh on defensive rebounds per game. Furthermore, the team loaded up with wings, but now must coach up the three-point accuracy. As a result, the team was tenth in three-point shots made. So where do they start?