Dawgs Sign Pryor and Carter III to Class of 2017

SEATTLE – First year University of Washington head coach Mike Hopkins has announced the signing of Nate Pryor and Michael Carter III to aid agreements for the 2017 season. It is the first signees of the Hopkins era as the two local guards are slated to join the Huskies in the fall.

"These two additions to our class really complement our current team by giving us additional depth," said Hopkins. "It's great that they're both local guys and they are two perfect fits for what we want to build here at the University of Washington."
 
Nate Pryor, who spent his high school career at West Seattle, led the Wildcats to their first state boy's semifinal appearance since 1970 during his senior campaign as he averaged 18.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 4.7 assists. As a junior Pryor averaged 18.0 points, 5.0 assists and 4.7 rebounds and put up 21.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.2 assists during his sophomore season.
 
"Nate Pryor is a stone cold winner," said Hopkins. "He's a great point guard, with a high IQ that knows how to run a team and has an ability to find ways to win. Because of those qualities, he reminds me a lot of Tyler Ennis, who I coached at Syracuse. Nate also embodies the toughness of the players that were a part of some of the great Washington teams in the past and we're very excited to welcome him to the Husky Family."
 
Michael Carter III, a 6-foot-4 guard, is staying home in Seattle, as he played at O'Dea High School as a junior and senior where he averaged 17 points leading the Fighting Irish to the Class 3A state championship in 2016. After graduating following the state title, Carter III spent the 2016-17 season with the Elite Sports Academy in Issaquah.
 
"Michael is obviously a high level player," added Hopkins. "He's one of those kids that keeps getting better and better. He has grown nearly eight inches over the last couple of years to be at 6-5 now as a guard. He can really shoot the ball and make plays off the bounce. He's a matchup nightmare at his position due to his size and length. He's a guy who we believe in the future will be one of the great Huskies."
 


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