Washington signees JaQuaya Miller and RaeQuan Battle nominated to McDonalds All-American Game.
Two soon-to-be Huskies found their names among the 800 or so candidates nominated to the McDonalds All-American game. The last time an incoming Washington Husky made the teams? Markelle Fultz in 2016 and Kelsey Plum in 2013.
JaQuaya Miller is a 6’3 forward/center from Renton, Washington. Currently enrolled at Kentridge High, Miller signed on with the Washington Huskies and coach Jody Wynn back in November. She will be joining fellow incoming freshman Ali Bamberger and Nia Lowery.
Miller made it evident throughout her high school career that she had earned this nomination as a McDonalds All-American. First, she proved herself by helping her Kentridge Chargers win the 4A state championship in her sophomore year. This season, she’s continued to impress in the post, averaging 17.5 points per game to go with 10.5 rebounds and 2.4 steals, per Maxpreps. For a team hurting for offensive production, the Huskies are in for some big help next season.
RaeQuan Battle is a 6’5 shooting guard from Marysville, Washington. After receiving an additional offer from the University of Houston, Battle committed to Washington in October. Coach Mike Hopkins told CBS, when asked about the four-star recruit, “RaeQuan, I think he’s one of the best shooters in the country… just an explosive shooter, catch and shoot.”
With starting guards Matisse Thybulle and David Crisp set to graduate, the Huskies will be looking for Battle to help solidify the guard position for the next few years. Battle will be joining a backcourt of Jaylen Nowell, Jamal Bey, Elijah Hardy, and the newest Husky transfer, Quade Green.