Dorsey pledges to Washington

Donaven Dorsey, a 6-foot-5 wing out of Washington, made a verbal commitment Monday evening.

Washington picked up their second 2014 pledge in the past five days.

Tristan Etienne popped for the Huskies last Thursday. On Monday, 6-foot-5 guard Donaven Dorsey gave Lorenzo Romar and his staff a pledge.

"Coach Romar built a relationship with me a long time ago, probably my freshman year and that means a lot to me," Dorsey said. "He's been loyal to me since day one basically. He built a relationship with my parents and myself. It just all fit in right."

"Coach Romar has sent guys to the league," he added. "He's plyed at the top level and he knows what he's talking and he's knows what I need to do to improve my game. I just felt like it was the right choice."

Dorsey said he strongly considered Oregon State, Washington State and Gonzaga before settling on Washington.

"I only live 45 or 50 minute away," Dorsey said. "I went up there for the alumni guy they just had. It was a great experience."

Dorsey said Washington's proximity to home was a factor in his recruitment.

"It played into a little bit," he said. "My parents want to be able to come watch me play and they can do that. It's not too far away from home and I'll have a supporting cast."

The Olympia (Wash.) Timberline standout is currently regarded as a three-star prospect.

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