In a few weeks, the recruiting season will really heat up when college coaches head out on the road.
Washington coach Lorenzo Romar still has a scholarship remaining and could add a player for the 2011 class, but he’s also working to secure commitments for the 2012 group.
On Tuesday, the Huskies received good news when Gabe York, one of the top high school shooting guards on the West Coast, included them among the top 10 schools on his list. The others are: Notre Dame, Marquette, Kansas, Arizona, Louisville, Oklahoma, Connecticut, Memphis and UNLV.
York, a 6 foot 1 guard from Orange, Calif., is considered a four-star 2012 recruit by ESPN, Scout.com and Rivals.com.
WEDNESDAY MORNING LINKS:
— Slight scheduling change. Washington will host South Dakota St on Sunday Dec 18 and not Dec. 19 as originally announced, according to GoHuskies.com’s Gregg Bell.
— Bell also writes about UW’s trip to New York in which Darnell Gant, Scott Suggs, Aziz N’Diaye, Abdul Gaddy and Tony Wroten Jr., will earn two credits of school work in an independent course on Broadway. They will study the history of Broadway, read about theater directing and producing, attend a couple of Broadway plays and write a paper.
— Washington incoming freshman Jernard Jarreau is featured in the fourth and final installment of a basketball documentary.
— UCLA coach Ben Howland said he plans feature center Josh Smith in the offense next season and will surround him with four perimeter players. Not sure how that’s going to work considering the Bruins have five quality bigs (Reeves Nelson, Anthony Stover and David and Travis Wear) who could start for most teams in the conference.
— Oregon freshman Martin Seiferth, a 6-foot-10, 220-pound center from Berlin, Germany, will transfer to Eastern Washington.
— Mike DeCourcy at the Sporting News created a list of the best coaching jobs in the country and two Pac-12 schools are included.
— Here’s what the Portland Trail Blazers thought of Isaiah Thomas after his Monday workouts.
— And here’s a story from the News Tribune on Thomas.
— DraftExpress.com videotaped interviews and workouts with Washington State junior Klay Thompson and USC junior Nikola Vucevic who were training at the Galen Center on Monday.
— In a Q&A with Rivals.com basketball recruiting analysts Jerry Meyer, he said the Friends of Hoop summer basketball team that included former UW stars Jon Brockman and Spencer Hawes were one of the most fun AAU teams he’s ever seen.
— DeAndre Daniels, seemingly the last big-name 2011 recruit, finally committed and chose Connecticut. He was on UW’s radar early in the process. The 6-8 forward was considered the best big man still available.