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Husky Men's Basketball

The latest news and analysis on Husky men's hoops.

May 18, 2011 at 5:02 PM

No new players today, but maybe later

The fax machine at Washington was quiet today and the school has not received any letters of intent from recruits.
Turns out the Huskies weren’t expecting to sign anyone today, which suggest they’ll go the unconventional route and possibly sign a player or two to a non-binding financial aid agreement.
It’s one of the few options available to them after failing to add a player during the five-week late signing period that ends today.
Letters of intent are a one-year binding agreement between a student-athlete and a school. Here’s a primer on the NCAA recruiting definitions and here’s the 2010-11 Guide for College Bound Student-Athletes.
Prospective student-athletes can sign a financial aid agreement before the first day of classes. The agreement can include a basketball scholarship, which covers the cost of tuition, books, room and board. The agreement binds the school to the player, but the player is not obligated to the school.
It’s rare, but not uncommon for players to sign a financial aid agreement. Terrence Jones and Brandon Knight did it last year at Kentucky.
Washington has 11 players on scholarship and coach Lorenzo Romar said he wants to add a big man before the 2011-12 season begins.
Some possibilities include: 6-foot-9 forward Martin Breunig, 6-9 center Daouda Soumaoro, 7-foot center Marek Soucek and 6-9 forward Joey Van Zegeren.
Matt Prehm at DuckTerritory.com is reporting Richard Peters, a UW recruit who considered enrolling this fall, will reclassify for 2012. Prehm tweeted Peters is “very impressed” with Washington State.

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