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March 17, 2014 at 11:51 AM

A quick look at 2014-15 UW roster

Desmond Simmons, right, will be one of three seniors for Washington next season. (Photo credit: Mark L. Baer - USA TODAY Sports)

Desmond Simmons, right, will be one of three seniors for Washington next season. (Photo credit: Mark L. Baer – USA TODAY Sports)

Here’s a look at the projected scholarship players for the 2014-15 Washington men’s basketball team.

SENIORS
F – Desmond Simmons
F – Shawn Kemp Jr.
G/F – Mike Anderson
Note: Each has started at times during their UW careers and displayed glimpses of real potential. Simmons has been the most consistent, productive and dependable among the trio. Kemp showed promise as a sophomore, but after being diagnosed with Graves’ disease he was wildly inconsistent. Anderson is a capable defender, but he’s limited offensively.

JUNIORS
G – Andrew Andews
F – Jernard Jarreau
C – Robert Upshaw
C- Gilles Dierickx
G/F – Quevyn Winters*
Note: Andrews is the only member among the five juniors who has had a significant impact for the Huskies. The 6-2 guard will likely be a co-captain next season. Ultimately, there’s plenty of questions with this group. Will Jarreau return 100 percent after suffering a season-ending knee injury in the opener? Will Upshaw, who redshirted after transferring from Fresno State, make an immediate impact? Can Dierickx, who averaged just 0.2 points and 5.1 minutes, crack the rotation? And it’s anyone’s guess what type of impact Winters, a 6-6 junior-college transfer who committed to UW, will have next season.

SOPHOMORES
G – Nigel Williams-Goss
G – Darin Johnson
G – Jahmel Taylor
Note: There’s more promise with this group than any other, which says a lot about the 2011 and ’12 recruiting classes. Williams-Goss is a rising star in the Pac-12 while Johnson is the top candidate to replace departing senior C.J. Wilcox in the lineup. It’s unclear if Taylor, an undersized point guard, will find minutes in the rotation next season.

FRESHMEN
G/F – Donaven Dorsey
F – Tristan Etienne
Note: Dorsey, a 6-7 wing, will compete with Johnson, Anderson and Winters for minutes at wing. Meanwhile, Etienne, a 6-10 forward, isn’t likely to contribute much next season while learning the system and bulking up a lean 215-pound frame.

Projected starting lineup
F – Jernard Jarreau
F – Desmond Simmons
G – Darin Johnson
G – Andrew Andrews
G – Nigel Williams-Goss

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