Washington began the afternoon with a convincing 71-54 win over No. 15 Colorado that’s going to improve their RPI and garner attention nationally from college-basketball observers.
And the Huskies capped a banner day with a verbal commitment from Rainier Beach High senior David Crisp.
I have officially committed to the University of Washington! #GoDawgs
— David Crisp (@David_Crisp31) January 13, 2014
The 6-1 point guard also had offers from Boise State and Nebraska. He’s considered a three-star prospect by Scout.com. ESPN gave him two stars and he’s not ranked by Rivals.
The regular signing period begins April 16 and ends May 21. Reportedly Crisp will attend a prep school next season and enroll at UW in 2015.
Crisp is one of three Rainier Beach High standouts who have offers from Washington. The others include: junior guard Dejounte Murray (2015) and senior forward Djuan Piper (2014).
Murray, a 6-4 wing, reportedly has offers from Oregon, California, Washington State, Gonzaga and Boise State. He’s considered a four-star prospect by the major recruiting services.
Piper, a 6-foot-6, 180-pound forward, also reportedly has offers from Washington State, USC, Gonzaga, Minnesota, Richmond and Illinois State.
Murray (5th), Piper (7th) and Crisp (11th) are considered among the top prospects in the state.
Marquese Chriss, a 6-8 forward from Elk Grove, Calif., attended Sunday’s game. The 2015 target is considered a four-star prospect by the top recruiting services. ESPN rates him the 60th overall prospect on its 2015 list and Rivals has him at 62.