Sophomore guard Quade Green commits to join Washington basketball.
Washington basketball’s sophomore class got even stronger today with the announcement that Quade Green, a former five-star recruit out of Philadelphia, has committed to joining the Huskies.
Green has spent the first two years of his college career with the Kentucky Wildcats. However, after seeing his time on the floor diminish, the Wildcats announced via Twitter on Wednesday that he would be looking to explore other options.
Earlier today, via Jeff Borzello of ESPN, he announced he’ll be joining the Huskies.
So far this season, Green is scoring nearly eight points in 17 minutes off the bench. He’s shown an ability to stretch the floor, shooting 42% from beyond the arc. He also has the highest steals per 40 possessions on the Wildcats roster, making him the heir apparent to take over senior David Crisp‘s role at the top of Coach Hopkins’ 2-3 zone following his graduation this summer.
Green will become eligible to play with the Huskies following his first semester at Washington next year.
Green was part of the stacked 2017 recruiting class that included Marvin Bagley, Deandre Ayton, Michael Porter Jr., Mohamed Bamba, and Jaren Jackson Jr. Green transferred out of a Kentucky program where he was being overshadowed by Keldon Johnson.
Green won’t show up on any recruiting class lists, but joins shooting guards Raequan Battle and point guard Marcus Tsohonis as the newcomers next season. Mike Hopkins has the potential to grab some major building blocks for the future of the program if he can pull in 5-star power forward Jayden Daniels from Federal Way, Washington, and/or 5-star center Isaiah Stewart from La Pointe, Indiana.