According to a couple of recruiting outlets, German forward Martin Breunig (left) has agreed to play at Washington next season. The Huskies have not officially announced the signing.
However, a Washington spokesman confirmed freshman walk-on guard Antoine Hosley will transfer next season. He appeared in the final minutes of 14 games and averaged just 0.5 points. Washington brings in three guards next season, which makes it very unlikely Hosley would see much playing time.
The Huskies are loaded at the guard position, but they sorely needed to add another big man after missing on several attempts.
Breunig looks as if he’ll be able to help immediately. He’s considered a three-star recruit by Rivals.com and Scout.com while ESPN gave him two stars.
Still many recruiting analysts consider Breunig the best big man that’s still available after DeAndre Daniels.
Breunig, a 6-foot-8 forward, orginally signed with Maryland, but was given his full release when Terrapins coach Gary Williams stepped down.
Breunig visited the Huskies and recently took a trip to South Florida. UCLA reportedly was showing interest as well.
Chris Fetters at Dawgman.com was the first to report the news. He spoke with Brian Richert, Breunig’s coach at St. John’s Northwestern Military Academy in Delafield, Wis. Richert said Breunig informed UW and USF of his decision.
Adding Breunig increases Washington’s class to five incoming players: guards Tony Wroten Jr., Hikeem Stewart, Andrew Andrews and forward Jernard Jarreau.
Breunig, a native of Leverkusen, Germany, will report fly home this weekend.
With Breunig, the Huskies have 12 scholarship players and could add another player.
Here’s a look at the newest Husky (below).
June 4, 2011 at 3:32 PM
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