BREAKING: Blake Harris to Washington

Blake Harris, a 6-foot-3 point guard from Word Of God Christian Academy in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, verbally committed to Washington Monday night.

Harris joins Jaylen Nowell as committed for the 2017 recruiting class. 

Enjoy this posterization - courtesy of Harris - during last week's Peach Jam.

"We have two more tournaments left in the season," Harris told late Monday night. He is part of North Carolina's CP3 AAU team. "We lost in the Elite 8 - I guess that's what you would call it - at the Peach Jam. We lost to Cal Supreme (74-57). That was a good experience to play the Nike circuit. I had never played in it before. I played in the Adidas the last two years. I feel like we should do good in our next tournament in Winston-Salem, but then we play in Vegas. I think we should win there."

Shortly after getting back home from Peach Jam, Harris made the call to commit to Lorenzo Romar and the Huskies. 

"I felt like it was the right choice," said Harris. "I liked other schools, but I just felt like Washington was the perfect fit for me. I like Coach Romar, Coach Chills, Coach Porter. I like their style of play and I didn't have anything to wait for so I just thought it was the right time to pull the trigger now. I like all their guards: Dejounte Murray, Isaiah Thomas, Tony Wroten. That's how I like to play. I like Washington and Coach Romar. He's a genuine dude, a genuine coach. My first cousin actually lives up there in Seattle, so that's a good connection. I haven't been up there but I'm sure to take my official in August when they come back from Australia."

Harris knows Markelle Fultz, and he also spent some time down at Montverde Academy in Florida, so he's close to current UW sophomore Noah Dickerson. 

"Everyone knows about their big guards, they have big guards every year," Harris said of the Huskies. "They said I could be probably one of the best defenders in college basketball. I'm sure Markelle Fultz will be one-and-done, so I guess I'll be playing with another point guard, competing to start. If something happens and (Fultz) stays another year, then that will mean even more competition."

How would Harris describe his game? "I think I'm a true point guard," he said. "I look to pass first, get my teammates involved. I'm vocal, I play a lot of defense. I can score when needed or when I want. I know that's going to be harder in college. I'm athletic. I can finish at the rim, make some spectacular plays."

Harris said he chose Washington over scholarship offers from Ole Miss, LSU, Memphis, UCSB, La Salle, Saint Louis, Virginia Tech and Clemson, among others. 

And now that his verbal commitment has been made, Harris said he plans on turning into a top recruiter for UW.

"Of course! I plan on being vocal," he said. Top Stories