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November 10, 2010 at 3:43 PM

UW’s 2011 class: Andrews, Jarreau, Stewart and Wroten

The 2011 Washington class is filled with three point guards Andrew Andrews, Hikeem Stewart and Tony Wroten Jr. and 6-foot-10 forward Jernard Jarreau, who was a guard three years ago as a freshman in Louisiana.
Despite the abundance of point guards, coach Lorenzo Romar doesn’t believe he has too many in this class.
“Hikeem can play the point, he can also play off the ball as well,” Romar said. “When you look at those three guys, if possible Andrew Stewart comes another year. Tony Wroten is a guy that’s gifted enough to where maybe he doesn’t play four years of college. So we’re not talking about next year three point guards that are out there vying for time at the same time. It’s always potentially probably going to be staggered a little bit.”
Romar plans on bringing in another big player in this recruiting class. He said it’s possible to squeeze two recruits into this class, but more than likely UW adds one more player during the regular signing period in the spring.
Los Angeles big man Norvel Pelle will reportedly make his official visit to UW this weekend and attend Saturday’s opener against McNeese State. The Huskies are also heavily recruiting San Diego standout center Angelo Chol.
Romar said there were no big losses this year on the scale of Marvin Williams, James Harden and Terrence Jones.
When asked which Pac-10 teams have the best recruiting classes, Romar said Oregon, Arizona and Arizona State “have done a pretty good job.”
Here’s a breakdown on each incoming Husky.

Andrew Andrews (guard, 6-2 and 175 pounds) — Pure point guard. … Avg. 20 points and eight assists as junior at Portland’s Benson High. … Three-star recruit by and ranked 68th among PGs by … Romar noted: “We don’t see a lot of guys in Portland who want to be a Husky.” … He attended UW’s s camp this summer. … Romar compared him favorably to Will Conroy, who holds UW’s all-time assists record. … When asked if Andrews’ fate is tied to whether Isaiah Thomas returns, Romar said: “No. It doesn’t matter who stays or not. If a guy transfers or if a guy left early, Isaiah or somebody else. If some young guy has a great year and he leaves, it’s just availability. It’s not based on Isaiah. It’s based on overall availability.”
Jernard Jarreau (forward, 6-10 and 190 pounds) — Assistant Jim Shaw scouted him in New Orleans and Raphael Chillious was familiar with his background. Romar initially watched Jarreau play at a Las Vegas tournament this summer. … Romar likened him to Kevin Durant in stature and said the kid plays similar to Scottie Pippen and Lamar Odom because he’s able to dribble and pass like a guard. … Weighs 195 pounds. … Gained seven inches in the past three years. … Versatile player. … Missed junior season due to a broken wrist.
Hikeem Stewart (guard, 6-3 and 180 pounds) — Combination guard. … Three-star recruit and ranked No. 36 shooting guard by … Romar said he started recruiting Hikeem when he was recruiting his older twin brothers Lodrick and Rodrick, who attended USC. “It was fun to watch him and continue to get better,” Romar said.
Tony Wroten Jr. (guard, 6-4 and 205 pounds) — Member of the 2009-10 USA Basketball Developmental National team … Ranked No. 22 overall by ESPNU, No. 8 point guard by … Sat out junior season due to a knee injury. … Avg. 17.6 points, 6.4 rebounds, 4.9 assists, 3.0 steals and 1.6 blocks as a sophomore. … Romar said: “He has a lot of passion to be a Husky in spite of what people’s perception may be because he talked about the different schools and leaving home and all that. Deep down I think Tony wanted to be a Husky, but he had to go through a process.”
Finally, here’s a clarification on Kevin Davis, who intends to play at UW and is enrolled at Tacoma Community College.
If a recruit is a non-qualifier in high school and attends a junior college, they can not sign a letter of intent as a freshman. If the recruit completes two years of JC work academically in a school year, then they can sign a financial aid papers, enroll the following year and would have three years of eligibility remaining.

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