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September 26, 2014 at 11:47 AM

Big recruiting weekend for Washington

Rainier Beach High standout Dejounte Murray is one of several basketball star prospects visiting Washington this weekend. (Photo credit: Oregonian)

Rainier Beach High standout Dejounte Murray (right) is one of several basketball star prospects visiting Washington this weekend. (Photo credit: Oregonian)

Washington looks to firm up and potentially bolster its already highly touted 2015 recruiting haul this weekend.

Rainier Beach High star Dejounte Murray, a consensus four-star recruit who verbally committed to the Huskies, is making his official visit to UW this weekend.

This weekend the Huskies will also host Eastside Catholic High standout Matisse Thybulle and Malik Dime, a promising junior-college prospect from Senegal.

Thybulle, a 6-7 wing, visited Gonzaga, Oregon and California. He’s considered a four-star prospect by Scout and 247Sports while ESPN and Rivals tabs him as a three-star recruit.

Dime, a 6-10, 220-pound forward/center at Indian Hills Community College in Iowa, has visited Iowa State and Arkansas. He averaged 7.7 points and 4.2 rebounds in 30 games last season alongside Quevyn Winters, who begins his first year at Washington this season.

Dime shot 65.3 from the field and 55.6 on free throws. Here’s his stats and video highlights (below).

Washington’s 2015 class is ranked seventh nationally and second in the Pac-12 by Scout. ESPN has UW eighth and second respectively while the Huskies are ninth and second, according to Rivals and 247 Sports.

In addition to Murray, Washington has have secured verbal commitments from Sacramento-area standout Marquese Chriss, a 6-8 forward and four-star prospect, and David Crisp, a 6-1 point guard and four-star prospect who starred at Rainier Beach last season and will attend Brewster (N.H.) Academy this school year.

It makes sense Washington arranged for Thybulle and Dime to visit the same weekend as Murray because he’s s considered the crown jewel of the class. Adding Thybulle and/or Dime strengthens a class that is arguably one of the best in UW history.

The Huskies also picked a great weekend considering classes began a few days ago, the football team will face No. 16 Stanford in a Pac-12 opener in front of a black-out crowd at Husky Stadium and favorable weather forecasts always impresses out-of-state visitors.

 

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