Perry Completes Sensational Six-Man Class

SEATTLE -- Third-year coach Lorenzo Romar's Washington men's basketball team received its final letter of intent commitment on Thursday, completing a six-man class that has been ranked among the best collection of recruits in the nation by several analysts.

Harvey Perry, a 6-foot-5 guard from Henderson, Nev., completes the group that was touted as the country¹s fourth-best recruiting class by the service.

A 2004 graduate of Foothill (Nev.) High School, Perry averaged 17 points, 10 rebounds and 5.2 assists his senior season. He is currently at Brewster Academy in Woleboro, N.H., the same prep school attended last year by UW freshman Joel Smith.

Perry was ranked No. 59 nationally among the prep class of 2005 by He joins five other highly acclaimed UW recruits, including three from the state of Washington. Jon Brockman (Snohomish HS), Artem Wallace (Toledo HS) and Martell Webster (Seattle Prep HS) signed letters of intent on Wednesday along with out-of-state talents Justin Dentmon (Carbondale, Ill.) and Roburt Sallie (Sacramento, Calif.)

"With four guards leaving the next two years, we feel we've been able to replace those guys with this class," Romar explained. "With this group we have become a more physical team without sacrificing quickness. We feel that this is a high-level character group as well, which is something that is really important to us."

Washington is ranked 22nd in the Associated Press poll and No. 24 in the ESPN/USA Today Coaches' Poll, its first preseason rankings since 1998. The Huskies begin their 2004-05 regular-season schedule on Friday, Nov. 19 against Seattle Pacific. Tip-off is 7:30 p.m. at Bank of America Arena.

Washington Men's Basketball Letter of Intent Signees:
Jon Brockman, Forward, 6-7, 245, Snohomish, Wash. (Snohomish HS)
Justin Dentmon, Guard, 6-0, 180, Carbondale, Ill. (Carbondale HS/The Winchendon School, Mass.)
Harvey Perry, Guard, 6-5, 195, Henderson, Nev. (Foothill HS/Brewster Acacemy, N.H.)
Roburt Sallie, Guard, 6-5, 190, Sacramento, Calif. (Valley HS/Laurinburg Prep, N.C.)
Artem Wallace, Center, 6-8, 230, Toledo, Wash. (Toledo HS)
Martell Webster, Forward, 6-6, 225, Seattle, Wash. (Seattle Prep HS) Top Stories