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December 30, 2011 at 1:45 PM

UW closing in on Pitt transfer Khem Birch; 2013 recruits

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Washington is one of six schools in pursuit of Khem Birch, a freshman forward who left Pittsburgh after just 10 games.
The Sporting News reported he’s considering Florida, UNLV, Gonzaga, Xavier, New Mexico State and the Huskies.
Birch, a 6-9, 220-pound consensus five-star recruit forward from Montreal, averaged 4.4 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.9 blocks for Pitt. He had a slow start and scored a combined eight points in the first four games.
However, he also had moments of brilliance. In his first start, he had 15 points, 10 rebounds and three blocks against Penn. The next game he tallied 11 rebounds, eight points and six blocks versus Robert Morris.
Before he left school, Birch was considered a possible first-round pick in the 2012 NBA draft.
Wherever he lands, Birch will have to sit out at least the first half of the 2012-13 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
In other news, according to Busting Brackets, Washington is being considered by four of the top 31 high school juniors in the nation.
The list includes:
Name …………………….. Pos. … Hometown ………. Ht/Wt ……… ESPN/Rivals/Scout ratings
1. Jabari Parker ……….. SF ….. Chicago …………. 6-8/220 ….. 5-5-5
6. Aaron Gordon ………. PF ….. San Jose, CA …… 6-7/210 ….. 5-5-5
10. Jabari Bird …………. SG …. Richmond, CA …… 6-6/190 ….. 5-4-5
27. Stephen Domingo …. SF …. San Francisco ….. 6-6/180 ….. 4-4-4
31. Isaac Hamilton …….. SG …. Los Angeles ……… 6-4/170 …… 5-4-4
Photo credit: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Updated: 4:49 p.m.

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