David Crisp ?@David_Crisp31 9m I have officially committed to the University of Washington! #GoDawgsThat was the simple tweet that Crisp put out via his account, and now Washington has a point guard for the 2015 class.
"I went to their game (versus Colorado) and they won," Crisp told Dawgman.com. "I went with them inside the locker room after the game. We stepped aside and (UW Head Coach Lorenzo Romar) talked to me one-on-one and I told him that I wanted to come.
"He was really excited. He did a little dance and everything."
Crisp added his thoughts about making a verbal commitment to UW right now. "I've always wanted to go to U-Dub," he said. "I started watching them when they had Isaiah Thomas and stuff and those guys. They were playing really well and I was like, 'I want to play there one day'. It's the hometown so my family and friends can all see me and the opportunity is there. They really wanted me and they proved it. They showed me. So I'm gonna go."
Crisp is new to the Seattle hoops scene, having grown up in Tacoma. He's more familiar with Thomas, Abdul Gaddy and Avery Bradley than the Emerald City hoop legends, but he's excited to stay close.
Crisp is currently a senior for the Vikings, but he's classified as a 2015 recruit. "I'm a senior but I'm going to a prep school next year so I'm 2015," he said. "I'm supposed to be a junior because of my age. I've always been younger than the grade I was supposed to be in. I started this school year 16 and at the end of September I turned 17. I just wanted to go to prep school, get another year to develop physically and mentally, just make sure I'm ready so that when I get to that next level I'm playing at my best."
He added that he has not made a decision yet as to where he'll attend prep school.
Crisp had scholarship offers from Texas A&M, Boise State, Providence, Nebraska and UW before pulling the trigger for the Huskies. He was being recruited by Romar.
"We have a really close relationship," he said of the UW head man. "He stays straight-up with me and I'm straight up with him. He's really excited to have me on board with them."
How would Crisp describe his game? "Pure shooting and a slasher, going to the basket," he said. "Defensively I'm really good on-ball."
Rainier Beach is loaded with talent, and Crisp is as much an assist man as scorer. Louisville-bound Shaqquan Aaron is a big target at 6-foot-7, but senior Dujuan Piper and junior De'Jounte Murray - both of whom have UW scholarship offers - are also prolific scorers.
"I love to distribute to those guys because everybody on my team is really good and they can all score," said Crisp. "I just try and get it to them."
Any words for UW fans, David? "Be ready," he said, matter-of-factly. "Be ready to make a lot of appearances at the national tournament, win a National Championship."
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