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August 24, 2010 at 1:10 PM

Class of 2011 recruitng report: Seven offers and four spots

According to various recruiting services, Washington is seriously interested in about 12 prospects and has extended scholarship offers to seven recruits listed below. As it stands, UW has four scholarships available for the 2011 class.

Name Pos Hometown Height Weight
Jabari Brown SG Oakland, CA 6-5 200
Tony Wroten Jr. SG Seattle 6-4 170
Angelo Chol C San Diego 6-8 200
Norvel Pelle PF Los Angeles 6-8 180
Hikeem Stewart SG Seattle 6-3 180
Kyle Wiltjer PF Portland 6-9 235
Brett Kingma PG Mill Creek 6-1 170

This list doesn’t include Kevin Davis, a 6-8 forward who played at Todd Beamer High in Federal Way. Reportedly, he’s been offered a UW scholarship and has enrolled at Tacoma Community College. Davis is expected to enroll at Washington in the fall of 2011 and will have three years of eligibility.
Recruiting is such a dicey game and the variables are constantly changing. According to a couple Pac-10 observers, the Huskies will land either Wroten or Brown because their games are similar and it’s believed they can’t play with each other. Not sure if I agree with this assessment because Wroten is a pass-first player who projects as a point guard in college and Brown looks to be a shooting guard.
The same observers said Chol and Pelle, a pair of 6-8 forwards, also won’t sign at the same school because of their similarities. If that’s true, then it may be difficult for UW to land either of them because Davis appears headed to Montlake if he gets eligible.
The Huskies seem to have strong ties to Stewart and Kingma, while Wiltjer is the wildcard.
Here’s how the UW recruits rank in Scout.com’s top 100 list that was updated today, position rankings in parenthesis:
Brown – #14 (5)
Wiltjer – #19 (5)
Wroten – #27 (9)
Chol – #54 (10)
Pelle – #57 (11)
Stewart – NR (36)
Kingma – NR (NR)
— Per his Twitter account @ToneTone13, Wroten updated his top five college choices Saturday.
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— Chol, who lists UW among his top five schools, told Scout.com that he’s going to wait until the spring before choosing a college. The other schools on his list are Connecticut, Kansas, Alabama and Georgetown.
— Arizona State landed Jahii Carson, a point guard in Mesa, AZ. He was considering Washington, UCLA, St. John’s and Oregon State, but chose the Sun Devils on Saturday. On the surface, it seems like an odd choice for Carson, who is rated the 10th best PG in the country by Rivals.com.
During an interview with Arizona Republic, Carson acknowledged he isn’t the prototype point guard for ASU coach Herb Sendek’s half-court oriented offense, which stresses defense and ball control.
“(Coach Sendek) said he’s never had a point guard who could play up-tempo,” Carson said.
— Husky fans aren’t nearly as disappointed losing Carson as Arizona Wildcat fans. The Arizona Daily Star’s Bruce Pasco examines how the Arizona high school star made his decision. According to Carson’s mother, it was a choice between ASU and UA.
NOTE:
— Tickets for the Maui Invitational go on sale tomorrow at Mauiinvitational.com.

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