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May 31, 2012 at 12:02 PM

Thursday links: Williams-Goss talks to KJR

In an interview this morning with KJR-AM, Nigel Williams-Goss, a four-star 2013 recruit who gave a verbal commitment to Washington on Wednesday, said he’s an old-fashioned point guard.
“I’m not the flashiest of players, but I’m definitely really efficient,” he told Dave ‘Softy’ Mahler. “A hard worker. I pride myself on my hard work and I really do whatever I got to do to help my team win whether that’s I got a guy on my team that’s hot and I got to keep feeding him to keep him going or whether we’re struggling and I got to get a bucket. Whether it’s an opposing player that’s doing really well and I got to take the challenge of locking him up and stopping him from scoring.
“At the end of the day I’m just a winner and I try to do the right plays to help my team win.”
Williams-Goss said last year as a junior at Findlay Prep, he averaged 15 points and shot 60 percent on field goals, close to 40 percent on three-pointers and 80 percent at the free throw line. He also said over the past two years he shot 60 percent from the field.
Here’s the complete interview.

— Thanks to a poster in the comments thread who passed along this video clip of Williams-Goss playing against Jabari Parker in a high school game last season. Williams-Goss is No. 0 for Findlay Prep in blue while Paker is No. 22 for Simeon High. The Huskies are hoping to land Parker, the No. 1 overall 2013 prospect according to the major recruiting sites.
— It’s a little old, but Jason McCleary at Left Coast Recruiting spoke with Marcus Lee, a 6-9 center from Antioch, Calif., in January shortly after Washington offered him a scholarship.
Jason Hickman at Max Preps believes Washington has a chance to become a national powerhouse if it lands some intended 2013 recruits.
— Washington State signee Demarquise “Que” Johnson has achieved a qualifying SAT score, but Bud Withers wonders if he’ll still have to clear another potential academic hurdle before playing next season.
Kevin Cacabelos at SB Nation Seattle does a fantastic job with a roundup of Washington’s top high school talent. It’s perhaps the most informative piece on the state’s prep basketball players that’s on the web. UW fans should keep an eye on Lakeside sophomore point guard Tramaine Isabell and Federal Way sophomore point guard DeeShawn Tucker.
— ESPN’s Dana O’Neil includes the Washington-Gonzaga game among the seven rivalries she would like to renew.
— In its latest mock draft, has former Washington star Tony Wroten Jr. falling to the second round and being taken 35th overall by Golden State. Terrence Ross, another former UW standout, is projected as a 10th overall pick by New Orleans.

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