Jamaal Williams was Andre's host. "He's from my area and I've known him for a lot of years," Andre said of the New Mexico transfer. "He just told me all about the coaches. He said that was the reason why he left New Mexico to come to Washington. The whole coaching staff is great and the atmosphere is great up there too."
McGee mentioned a highlight being the hotel room he stayed at in downtown Seattle. "It was by the piers, the Marriott," he said. "That view I had, whew!"
He also took a tour of the campus with assistant coach Cameron Dollar and hung out with some of the players.
"I hung out with Nate (Robinson) and Brandon Roy," said McGee. "I didn't get to play at all, but I talked to them a lot. They were all real cool, especially Nate.
"He told me about how the coaches give the players a lot of freedom to do what they want to do. They are confident in the players' abilities and they don't try to hold them back."
How does that style fit with McGee's own temperment on the hardwood? "I think it would be a great fit for me up there," he said, matter-of-factly.
In fact, Andre said that the visit really helped Washington's cause. "They moved way up on my list," he said. "The trip changed my whole perspective on the state up there. It was great."
McGee has already taken a visit to Arizona State and will visit Louisville the weekend of June 11th. "This trip was a little different because my parents didn't come with me," he said. "That meant I spent a lot more time with the coaches than I did on the Arizona State visit.
"I think I'll try and make a decision after my Louiville trip."