Maybe it was foreshadowing, but coach Lorenzo Romar concluded today’s season-ending press conference saying he expected to add a couple of recruits to a three-man 2013 class.
A few hours later, a story surfaced on the internet about Mike Anderson, a 6-5 shooting guard at Moberly Area CC in Missouri, who reportedly verbally committed to the Huskies.
JucoRecruiting.com was the first to break the story. Reportedly his final list included South Florida, San Francisco and Central Michigan. He also reportedly drew interest from Utah, Seton Hall and Creighton.
When asked why he picked UW, Anderson told the website: “I bonded very well with Coach Romar and clicked with him. I also liked the group of guys they had coming back next year. I like their tempo and their style of play as well.”
Here’s Anderson’s bio at Moberly.
He averaged 16.9 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists per game this season while shooting 54.3 percent from the field and 44. percent on three-pointers.
He’s a native of Hartford, Conn. He’s listed as a sophomore, which indicates he’ll have two years of eligibility with the Huskies.
Adding Anderson gives Washington four incoming players, not including Perris Blackwell and Gilles Dierickx, who redshirted this season. Guards Nigel Williams-Goss and Darin Johnson signed letters of intent in the fall. Guard Jahmel Taylor is expected to make his verbal commitment official when the regular-signing period begins April 17.
Meanwhile, UCLA signee Zach LaVine told Scout.com’s Greg Hicks that he’ll monitor the Bruins coaching search. If he decides to break his commitment with UCLA, then he’ll consider Washington.