Former Fresno State big man Robert Upshaw is transferring to Washington and must sit a year as per NCAA transfer regulations.
“I had a nice visit with both Washington and Oregon,” the 7-foot Upshaw, who averaged 4.1 points and 3.8 rebounds last season, told ESPN.com. “I just felt like Washington was a better fit for me as a player.
“I liked it there, I felt comfortable and am looking forward to a new start.”
Upshaw was the Rivals No. 12 center in the Class of 2012, but was dismissed from Fresno State last month after being suspended twice last season.
“I went through a tough period at Fresno State,” Upshaw told ESPN.com “I had some maturity problems and didn’t focus on what was in front of me. It all made me realize that I need to focus on what’s important. I love the game.”
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Despite a report that Kyle Washington has cut his list to four schools, Brewster Academy coach Jason Smith says six schools remain involved for the 6-foot-9 forward.
N.C. State, Ohio State, Washington, Marquette, Louisville and Iowa State remain in the mix, Smith told SNY.tv Friday morning.
“Baylor is out,” Smith said. “Marquette is still involved, as well as Louisville.” To read more of this story, click here
Washington has landed a verbal commitment from 2013 Findlay Prep point guard Nigel Williams-Goss.
The onetime UNLV commit also considered Harvard, UCLA, UNLV and Oklahoma.
“At the end of the day, I had to follow my heart and it was the University of Washington that I felt most comfortable with,” Williams-Goss wrote on his blog for National Recruiting Spotlight. “I felt that Washington met all the criteria that I was looking for in a school and basketball program. To read more of this story, click here
NEW YORK -- The Washington Huskies will leave here having gone 0-2 during their stay in the Big Apple and facing a question mark about one of their key players going forward.
Yet they remain optimistic they can compete for a Pac-12 title.
“We’ve lost some tough ballgames and I think we’ve learned a lot of things about ourselves, mainly that we can compete at a high level,” Washington coach Lorenzo Romar told SNY.tv after No. 5 Duke beat the Huskies, 86-80, at Madison Square Garden.
“I think we’ll take this experience and take it back home and be confident that we can go out and play and be real competitive.” To read more of this story, click here
NEW YORK — Washington came to the Big Apple with a great opportunity to score at least one NCAA Tournament resume win.
The Huskies narrowly missed out on their first chance, losing a heartbreaker to No. 11 Marquette, 79-77, on a 3-pointer from Jae Crowder in the Jimmy V Classic at MSG.
So, does that make Saturday’s game against No. 7 Duke at the Garden a must-win in terms of NCAA Tournament credentials?
“Oh, definitely,” Washington sophomore guard Terrence Ross said after scoring a team-high 19 points, including a sick 360-dunk, and grabbing 9 boards in the loss. To read more of this story, click here
Former Kansas State power forward Wally Judge will visit Maryland this coming weekend and Washington the next.
Memphis also remains an option.
“He’ll have a better feel after he takes his visits,” said Arlington (Va.) Country Day coach Rex Morgan, Judge’s high school coach.
“He only visited Kansas State and only signed there so it’s very important for him to take two or three visits and get a perspective.” To read more of this story, click here
The man with the best name in college basketball has schedule two more visits.
God’s Gift Achiuwa will visit Washington this coming weekend and St. John’s over Easter weekend. The 6-foot-8 power forward from Nigeria by way of Erie Community College has already visited Cincinnati.
“I don’t know if he’s going to take five [visits],” Erie coach Alex Nwora said Wednesday by phone. “It depends. We’re going day-by-day. To read more of this story, click here
God’s Gift is planning visits.
The 6-foot-8 Nigerian forward from Erie (N.Y.) Community College will visit Cincinnati April 8.
After that, he has tentative visits set for Washington (April 15) and St. John’s (April 21).
“The only visit that is definite is Cincinnati,” said Erie coach Alex Nwora.
Nwora said Kentucky was also interested in God’s Gift, but that the Wildcats were obviously busy with their run to the Final Four. To read more of this story, click here
Back in April, Terrence Jones reached out to a table holding six baseball hats and picked up a black Washington Huskies cap as the assembled crowd at Portland (Ore.) Jefferson High let out a roar.
Three weeks later, he officially changed course and announced he would go to Kentucky instead.
Now, Jones and his new team may meet the team he briefly committed to in the semifinals of the Maui Invitational Tuesday night.
The 6-foot-8 Jones put on a show in posting 29 points, 13 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 blocks and 2 steals in a 76-64 victory over Oklahoma. To read more of this story, click here
Norvel Pelle, the No. 2 center in the Class of 2011 from Los Angeles Price High School, says he “loved” his official visit to St. John’s and will decide between the Johnnies and Washington after visiting UW next weekend.
“I have Washington next weekend,” Pelle said by phone Sunday night. “I’m just going with an open mind.”
Asked if those were the only two schools he was focusing on at this point, Pelle said, “Yes.”
Asked if he planned to sign in November, he said, “Yes.”
The NCAA early signing period runs Nov. 10-17.
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