5-Star Recruit Highlights Washington Huskies’ 2013 Recruiting Class

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The Washington Huskies weren’t exactly the best team in the nation in the 2012-13 college basketball season, but at least they will have a pretty good recruiting class coming in for the new season, which is highlighted by a 5-star recruit.

That highly rated recruit is Nigel Williams-Gross and he is the No. 19 rated recruit, according to ESPN. Joining him will be two 3-stars and one JUCO player. Although none of these players have touched the court yet for the Huskies, hopefully they can help improve their 18-16 record from this past season.

I am sure Washington is also hoping that Williams-Gross will make as big of an impact as Tony Wrotten Jr. did with his first season with the team. Wrotten Jr. played one season with the Huskies and he managed to score 16 points per game and also grabbed five boards a game.

Williams-Gross is one of the most talented point guards coming into college basketball as a freshmen, so an impact would be very likely out of him in his first season.

Washington has had a couple of year’s off since it has danced, making the NCAA tournament last in 2011.

This team surprisingly did not have any recruits a season ago, but a year before that was when the Huskies landed Wroten Jr. There is no saying how good Williams-Gross will be, but on paper, he is pretty much as highly rated as Wroter Jr. was.

Leading scorer C.J. Wilcox (16.8 PPG) will be back and it is possible that him and Williams-Goss put up some pretty good numbers together, since they both are backcourt players and all. However, we will still have to wait and see how Williams-Gross is worked into the system, along with the other freshmen.


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