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February 4, 2015 at 11:01 AM

Pac-12 predictions: UW seeks first win at Oregon’s Matt Arena

Oregon’s Dillon Brooks (24) and Ahmaad Rorie (14) try to box out Washington’s Donaven Dorsey during the Huskies’ 85-77 win on Jan. 18, 2015. (Photo credit: Sean Brown) Washington has never won a game at Matthew Knight Arena. The Huskies are 0-4 in the $227 million arena, which opened in 2011. Here’s a look at the…

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January 21, 2015 at 9:55 AM

Huskies hoops links: Donaven Dorsey becoming a three-point threat

Donaven Dorsey is a scoring threat for UW off the bench. (Photo credit: AP) Spent a few minutes with Donaven Dorsey who is probably Washington’s best three-point shooter. Funny thing, the freshman reserve forward was never really a perimeter-oriented guy at Timberline High in Lacy. He did a little bit of everything in high school,…

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January 21, 2014 at 4:10 PM

Donaven Dorsey sprains ankle

Turns out Donaven Dorsey, the Timberline High star who signed scholarship papers with Washington, will not need season-ending surgery surgery after all. The 6-6 senior wing suffered a “really bad ankle sprain,” Timberline coach Allen Thomas said in a text message. He’s expected to return in 2-3 weeks. Dorsey suffered the injury last Friday during a 65-38…

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January 18, 2014 at 8:27 AM

Morning links: Donaven Dorsey injures ankle

Timberline High star Donaven Dorsey, who signed with Washington, injured his left ankle in Friday night’s 65-38 defeat at Lincoln High. The 6-6 senior wing could be lost for the season. After a medical exam, doctors discovered “a chip in his ankle,” Timberline coach Allen Thomas said. Dorsey will visit an orthopedic doctor Monday to determine the…

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November 14, 2013 at 12:20 PM

Adding Donaven Dorsey, Tristan Etienne is important to UW’s long-term recruiting plans

Washington signing guard Donaven Dorsey and forward Tristan Etienne went under the radar both locally and nationally given the sour news with Jernard Jarreau, who suffered a season-ending knee injury,

However, the newest Huskies mark a significant development in UW recruiting.

This summer, coach Lorenzo Romar said the Huskies altered their recruiting approach after targeting and missing several five-star prospects, including Jabari Parker and Aaron Gordon. Washington, Romar said, will still go after the high-level talent, but it will not wait hold scholarships until the very end for those players while bypassing four- and three-star recruits.

In Dorsey, a 6-6 wing from Timberline High in Lacey, WA, the Huskies picked up an important in-state prospect who is the third highest Washington high-school player, according to the major recruiting services. Rainier Beach High’s Shaqquan Aaron (Louisville) and Ahmad Rorrie (California) are the state’s top players on lists by ESPN, Rivals and Scout.com.

Ideally, the Huskies would have liked to have nabbed Aaron, but the Southern California transplant never had much interest in UW. Also, Louisville has somehow built a pipeline into Rainier Beach High that dates back to Terrence Williams.

Washington could afford to pass on Rorrie because it’s loaded in the backcourt for the next few years.

However, the Huskies needed Dorsey, who Romar called “a prototypical Husky wing.”

“Donaven Dorsey is a very rangy, versatile wing,” Romar said. “He can handle the ball, he can shoot the ball, he’s athletic and he’s 6-foot-6 with long arms.”

Many inside the program liken Dorsey to junior-college transfer Mike Anderson and freshman Darin Johnson who attack the basket off the dribble.

It’s also telling the Huskies have just one scholarship player – Hikeem Stewart – from Washington. Romar stressed the importance of keeping the state’s top players at home.

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