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October 20, 2014 at 12:58 PM

Devenir Duruisseau picks Washington

Washington continued to add to a nationally acclaimed 2015 recruiting class and received a verbal commitment from Devenir Duruisseau, a 6-8, 240-pound power forward from Fishburne Military Academy in Waynesboro, VA.

Durisseau committed to San Jose State in the spring and re-opened his recruitment this summer. He drew interest from Colorado, Arizona State and California.

Durisseau averaged averaged 18 points, 10 rebounds, two blocks and one steal last season.

Washington has also received verbal commitments from Rainier Beach High 6-6 wing Dejounte Murray, Eastside Catholic 6-7 wing Matisse Thybulle, Pleasant Grove High (Elk Grove, Calif) 6-8 forward Marquese Chriss and David Crisp, a 6-1 point guard who starred at Rainier Beach last season and will attend Brewster (N.H.) Academy this school year, and Indian Hills Community College (Iowa) center Malik Dime.

The Huskies 2015 recruiting class is ranked 10th nationally by

Here’s a Q&A with Fishburne Military Academy coach Ed Huckaby Jr.

(For people who haven’t seen him, who does he remind you?) “He’s like a poor man’s Pau Gasol because he can play inside out and he’s just skilled. He’s tall. He’s long. Just skilled.”

(What things do he need to work on?) “He needs to work on every facet of his game like all young players. But he’s got a high IQ and he works extremely hard. Very humble and quiet guy. Very intelligent so that will take of itself.”

(What other schools was he considering?) “Pac-12 schools and Conference USA. He had offers and he took a couple of Pac-12 visits.”

(Why do you think he chose Washington?) “Coach Chillious and coach (Lorenzo) Romar. They outworked other people. They just had a better connection with him. Not that the other coaches didn’t work at that, but I would probably say that’s where he just wanted to go to school.”

(How do you think he’ll make the transition to the next level?) “He’ll make a good transition. He’ll do a good job. He’ll work hard. He’ll go through his adjustment period like most freshmen, but in the long-term you’re talking about a good four-year career.”

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