Washington basketball’s big offseason

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Washington Basketball has had a huge off-season, and it can still get better

In April the Huskies added incoming freshman Isaiah Stewart to the mix. He likely take over for Noah Dickerson in the low post. The 6’9 center has won the Naismith Player of the Year, along with the Mr. Basketball award. Mike Hopkins got himself a great player in Stewart.

For 2020 the Huskies have eleven offers but no commits at this point. Locally MarJon Beauchamp of Rainier Beach is listed as a small forward, but projects as a guard for Mike Hopkins and is rated as the 20th overall player in the country. He has offers from five other Pac-12 teams in Arizona, Arizona State, Oregon State, UCLA, and Washington State.

Beauchamp has been trending up this off-season. The excellent defender who’s also great at scoring the basketball has been visited by Alabama, and surely other offers will be coming soon for the big time prospect. It’ll be vital that the Huskies find a way to keep him at home, he could be a star very similar to what Jaylen Nowell was.

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Besides Beauchamp, the Huskies have offers out to four other five-star prospects. Point guard Daishen Nix in Las Vegas, shooting guard Jalen Green from Fresno, California, Joshua Christopher from Lakewood, California, and center Evan Mobley out of Temecula, California.

The Huskies have an exciting recruiting class coming in with Stewart, local star RaeQuan Battle out of Marysville Pilchuck (WA), who’s a top 100 prospect and could slide into the void being left by Jaylen Nowell. Marcus Tsohonis out of Jefferson (OR) might end up starting right away while the Huskies wait for Kentucky transfer Quade Green to become eligible.

We will keep you up to date who will end up with the Huskies. This coming season the Huskies have only one senior, forward Sam Timmins. This team is experienced, and with the boost of Stewart coming, and fingers crossed for Jaden McDaniels, the sky’s the limit.