For the second time this month, the Washington men’s basketball team added a New York wing and it looks like new trainer Mike Hopkins has beaten his former team to secure one of the best summer prospects.
On Saturday night, Washington signed Hameir Wright, a conspiratorial four-time Albany candidate, New York, New York, 72nd nationally by rivals, 80th by ESPN and 89th by scout among 2018 prospects.
The small 6-foot-8-and-205-pounders intended to play for Brewster Academy in New Hampshire next year but decided to reclassify and is eligible to play in 2017-18 for the huskies.
Wright allegedly received offers Villanova, Maryland, Michigan State, Miami (Fla.) And Syracuse, where Hopkins was an assistant for 21 years prior to the UW recruitment.
“I am honored to announce my commitment to Coach Hop and the University of Washington,” Wright said in his Twitter account, which included photos of him wearing a shirt with the University of Washington’s number 24 in purple presenting With Hopkins and Corps shooting dogs.
Wright was named Gatorade player of the year in the state of New York, after averaging 16.7 points 9.1 rebounds, three assists and 1.9 blocks last season at Albany Academy.
“Hameir Wright is an exceptional basketball player,” said Mark Fruscio, which led to Wright Albany Academy on Dawgman.com. “He does a lot of things right on the court. You can take a jump, shoot and handle the ball, so it’s a party nightmare going on. What’s more impressive is that the game comes so easily to him that it’s almost like If it were while exercising very little effort “.
Washington had not been linked to Wright during his high school days and the Huskies – or Hopkins – were set off at 11 o’clock. Wright visited UW this weekend and signed a letter of intent Saturday.
Two weeks ago UW signed Nahziah Carter, a four-star escort from Rochester, NY, who had offers from Indiana, Connecticut and Georgia Tech.
“The coach (Hopkins) is an incredible coach with incredible plans for this program and was the best for me to grow as a player and be the best of me,” said Wright Jeff Borzello ESPN. “It was a great opportunity to be part of the construction process, the first year, and it was also good to have one of my close friends, Naz, too.”
Wright and Carter are joined by goalkeeper West Seattle, Nate Pryor and former high guard O’Dea, Michael Carter III, who signed with the Huskies after Hopkins was hired in March. Washington has also maintained Garfield’s escort position, Jaylen Nowell, a four-star nominee and the only survivor who signed before the change of coach.