Another highly rated, in-state prospect announced a commitment to play basketball for Washington on Sunday.
Dominic Green, a 6-foot-6 small forward from Hazen High in Renton, will become the eighth new addition to Washington’s roster next season — and the sixth incoming freshman in a recruiting class already ranked by Scout.com as the ninth-best in the nation.
Green, who broke former UW guard Jason Hamilton’s career scoring record at Hazen, is rated as a 4-star recruit and the No. 77 prospect in the 2015 class by Scout.com. He previously signed a national letter of intent to play for Arizona State, but ASU granted him a full release from that letter after firing former coach Herb Sendek.
The Huskies’ incoming class already includes four other recruits rated in Scout.com’s top 100, three of them from Washington — 6-foot-5 guard Dejounte Murray (Rainier Beach), 5-foot-11 guard David Crisp (Brewster Academy, formerly of Clover Park and Rainier Beach), 6-foot-6 small forward Matisse Thybulle (Eastside Catholic) and 6-foot-8 forward Marquese Chriss (Elk Grove, California). UW also signed 6-foot-8 forward Devenir Duruisseau and 6-foot-10 junior-college transfer Malik Dime, who is already enrolled and on campus.
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Green’s shooting ability — touted as his primary strength — should provide immediate help to a Huskies team that made just 33.3 percent of its 3-point attempts during the disappointing 2014-15 season.
UW returns just four scholarship players from the team that finished 16-15 overall and 5-13 in Pac-12 play last season, and Green’s commitment fills the 12th of 13 available scholarships. The Huskies also recently added 6-foot-9 forward Matthew Atewe, a transfer from Auburn, though he must sit out the upcoming season.
Numbers-wise, Atewe and Green help compensate for the loss of three players who chose to transfer at season’s end – starting point guard and leading scorer Nigel Williams-Goss, sophomore guard Darin Johnson and junior center Gilles Dierickx.