The wait is almost over.
Washington recruit God’s Gift Achiuwa will announce his college choice 10 a.m. (PST) Thursday at Erie (N.Y.) Community College.
“He’s going to do it here,” ECC coach Alex Nwora said this morning. “He said he’s made a decision. He’s ready.”
Achiuwa, a 6-foot-8 forward, will choose between St. John’s, Cincinnati and UW.
Bill Koch who covers Cincinnati for the Cincinnati Enquirer writes the Bearcats are an unlikely choice for Achiuwa.
WEDNESDAY MORNING LINKS AND NOTES:
— Washington assistant Raphael Chillious is listed as a head coaching candidate at George Washington.
— Wally Judge is scheduled to visit Washington, according to Adam Zangoria. The former Kansas State forward had made a trip to Rutgers and is reportedly going to visit Maryland this weekend. He’s supposed to fly to Washington the following weekend. The signing period ends May 18.
— ESPN.com has a nice story on Gabe York, a 2012 recruit, who is considers Washington and Marquette as his early favorites. The California guard is set to visit Marquette and Notre Dame and may take a trip to UW.
— On its pay site, Scout.com unveils its final Class of 2011 rankings and Washington incoming freshman Tony Wroten Jr. is No. 18 among the top 100. Arizona has four players on the list. UW, Oregon, Arizona State and UCLA have one player on the list.
— Arizona freshman guard Daniel Bejarano decided to transfer, which means coach Sean Miller still has one more roster spot to clear for the 2011-12 season.
— Arizona State signed 6-7 Denmark forward Jonathan Gilling and Chris Colvin, a 6-3 point guard from Palm Beach (Fla.) Community College. He spent one season at Iowa State as a freshman before transferring to Palm Beach. The Devils also added Evan Gordan, the transfer Liberty who will be eligible in 2012-13.
— Freshman guard Royce Wooldridge, who said he was leaving Kansas, is reportedly set to visit Washington State, Utah and Nevada. He was a McDonald’s All-American out of high school and his father is former NBA player Orlando Wooldridge. His brother plays at Tennessee.
— Colorado, which lost stars Cory Higgins (graduation) and Alec Burks (early NBA entry) is looking to rebuild around freshman center Shane Harris-Tunks.
— More 2011-12 schedule notes, but none regarding the Huskies. The 2011 Las Vegas Invitational includes: USC, North Carolina, UNLV, South Carolina, Cal Poly, Mississippi Valley, Morgan State and Tennessee State.
— DraftExrpess.com projects eight former Pac-10 players will be taken in the draft. The website has UW junior guard Isaiah Thomas going to Memphis in the second round at No. 19 and Justin Holiday begin taken by Cleveland with the 24th pick. NBAdraft.net projects five Pac-10 players will be drafted, including UW senior Matthew Bryan-Amaning at No. 15 in the second round by Washington.