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August 29, 2014 at 10:49 AM

Tristan Etienne exceeding early expectations

There’s so much attention being given to the prospects who have verbally committed to join Washington in 2015 that it’s easy to forget incoming freshmen Donaven Dorsey and Tristan Etienne, who comprise a 2014 class that didn’t exactly overwhelm recruiting analysts. When they signed last November, it was believed that Dorsey, 6-6 wing out of…

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June 14, 2014 at 12:04 PM

Tristan Etienne makes Canadian national team

Washington incoming freshman Tristan Etienne is one of 12 players selected to play for the Canadian junior men’s national team. Last week, the 6-9 center from Abbotsford, British Columbian, was among 21 players who competed in a training camp for the national team. The Canadian team will compete in the 2014 FIBA Americas U18 Championship at…

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December 3, 2013 at 9:24 AM

Tristan Etienne comes up big in tournament

W.J. Mouat forward Tristan Etienne, left, and Washington coach Lorenzo Romar

W.J. Mouat forward Tristan Etienne, left, and Washington coach Lorenzo Romar

Inbound-Washington forward Tristan Etienne had a big weekend.

The 6-10, 215-pound senior at W.J. Mouat in Abbotsford, Canada led the third-ranked Hawks to a 75-67 win over No. 1 Tamamawis of Surrey on Sunday at the second annual Tsumura Basketball Invitational at the Langley Events Centre.

Etienne had 31 points and 14 rebounds for the Hawks (4-0) with coach Lorenzo Romar sitting in the stands.

“Tristan was awesome today,” Mouat head coach Rich Ralston told The Province. “That was maybe one of the best games I have seen him play.”

Etienne isn’t expected to help the Huskies immediately next season and it’s believed he needs to add weight and improve his strength and conditioning. However, he’s starting to show signs that maybe he can crack the rotation next season.

Etienne and Timberline High wing Donaven Dorsey signed scholarship papers with the Huskies last month. Washington currently has one available scholarship.

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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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July 4, 2013 at 11:24 AM

Huskies add Canadian big man

Tristan Etienne, a 6-10, 210-pound forward from Abbotsford, British Columbia, gave a verbal commitment to Washington. The Canadian big man is the first 2014 prospect to commit to the Huskies. “Growing up as a kid when I started watching the NCAA, Washington was a school that I took a liking too,” Etienne said. “When I realized I…

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