Washington basketball will soon be facing the departures of four of it’s core members this summer. First up is Dominic Green.
The four remaining members of the 2015-16 recruiting class are looking for their first trip to the NCAA tournament. While fellow recruits Marquese Chriss and Dejounte Murray have already made their way to the NBA following their freshman season, the remaining four of David Crisp, Noah Dickerson, Dominic Green, and Matisse Thybulle will be playing their last collegiate games in the coming weeks.
From a player who almost spent his college career as an Arizona State Sun Devil to knocking down the biggest shot of Coach Mike Hopkins’ tenure, Dominic Green has remained impassioned throughout.
After originally commiting to ASU, Green requested to be released from his letter of intent to stay close to home and play for Washington instead. Now a senior, Green has secured his spot in Washington’s rise to the top of the Pac-12.
Dominic Green will be remembered fondly for “the shot” by Huskies fans forever. Tied at 75 with No. 9 Arizona, Green regained possession beyond the arc following a Deandre Ayton block on Jaylen Nowell’s drive to the basket. The rest is history.
Beyond the fireworks of buzzer beaters over ranked opponents, Green has found a place coming off the bench for Washington. He’s a role player who takes catch and shoot threes, and with his size, an ability to gather up rebounds when fellow senior Noah Dickerson is off the floor.
In a statement game in the middle of the non-conference schedule, the senior forward went 7 of 10 from beyond the arc, leading both teams with 25 points in an 83-59 victory over Eastern Washington.
While his six points and three boards a game will be replaced by other members of the roster, his veteran presence off the court will be the biggest missing piece following Green’s departure.