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Breaking down Washington's 2017 Recruiting Class on Signing Day

Here is a look at what went right, what went wrong, and what is still left to do for Lorenzo Romar and his staff as we head into the fall signing period.

What went right?

For Washington, one of its best classes in school history starts with one of the best prospects it has ever landed. Michael Porter is a top five talent who is one of the best scorers in high school basketball. A 6-foot-10 small forward, Porter can put the ball on the ground and finish above the rim or score with his jumper. He's an elite talent who will be a nightmare for opposing college players to defend.

On Monday, the Huskies landed local Top 50 shooting guard Daejon Davis, who committed to Washington early but opened up his recruitment following his junior season. Davis is one of the most versatile guards in the country, a player who can score with his jumper or attacking, while he is also a terrific passer and someone who can guard multiple positions at a high level.

The Huskies hold a commitment from Davis' teammate at Seattle Garfield, Jaylen Nowell. The Top 100 wing is one of the best scorers on the West Coast. He's got pretty good size for a shooting guard and plays with a relentless mentality as an attacker. Nowell is an extremely efficient scorer from midrange and in and has the chance to be a quality defender.

Washington is also bringing in an athletic point guard who can pass in Blake Harris and a post from St. Louis in Mamoudou Diarra.


What went wrong?

Daejon Davis decommitted from Washington and made the Huskies coaches work to get him back, but the final result is all that matters. In a perfect world, Washington probably lands Gonzaga commit Corey Kispert early, but the Huskies ended up with more than enough production on the wing. The Huskies were once on Chuck O'Bannon Jr. but it's hard to see how he fits in from a numbers perspective.


What is left to do?

Sit back and enjoy one of the best classes in school history. It's possible that roster changes encourage Washington to sign someone else in the spring but for now Lorenzo Romar and staff can enter the season very satisfied with their recruiting haul in 2017.


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