Wow, now there's something you don't read everyday. Martell Webster, a 6-foot-6 gazelle athlete and pure shooter out of Seattle Prep, committed to the Huskies Thursday afternoon.
The commitment is the second likely McDonald's All-American for the Huskies in the last three days. Jon Brockman, the rocky steady power forward out of Snohomish, got it started earlier in the week.
Webster spent the better part of last season on the shelf with an assortment of foot injuries. He labored through the summer, slowly working himself back into shape to the point where now those who have seen him in recent weeks are whispering about the Martell of old.
"When healthy and he's close, he has a game worthy of the No. 1 player in America," Marsh said. "He's got great range, great quickness, a great release and terrific jumping ability. He's smart beyond smart on the court."
Romar certainly must be aware of the possibility of losing Webster to say ... the Sonics. But, nonetheless, this is a big time commitment and a statement for the program. Martell is the luxury recruit for what is going to be a sweet haul for the Huskies.
"I think Coach Romar quickly goes to the head of the Class in terms of getting recruits for 2005 along with Bill Self from Kansas. You're talking about arguably the best player in America and arguably the best power forward in America."
And it goes without saying that this was one of the best recruiting jobs by a staff in America.