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Huskies sign Donaven Dorsey, Tristan Etienne to hoops NLIs

Post by Christian Caple on Nov. 13, 2013 at 3:26 pm with No Comments »
November 13, 2013 3:26 pm

Washington men’s basketball coach Lorenzo Romar said Wednesday that Timberline guard Donaven Dorsey and Tristan Etienne, a 6-foot-10 forward from British Columbia, each signed a National Letter of Intent today to play for the Huskies next season.

Dorsey is a 6-foot-6 wing, and Etienne, Romar said, is considered one of the better prospects in Canada. Here’s Etienne’s Scout.com bio, and here’s Dorsey’s.

On Etienne, Romar said: “Tristan is a guy who we’ve been recruiting for a long time, been watching him for a while. He’s continued to develop and continued to get better. I think he’s one of the top four or five prospects in the entire country of Canada. He’s a good shot-blocker, he has really good hands, can step outside and knock a shot down. When you look at his frame you can just see after a year or so of really getting on the weights working with our strength coach and the different people here he has a huge upside. We’re excited about that.”

On Dorsey, Romar said: “Donaven Dorsey is a very rangy, versatile wing. He can handle the ball, he can shoot the ball, he’s athletic and he’s 6-foot-6 with long arms. He’s a prototypical ‘Husky’ wing. Timberline High School here in the area, about an hour away.

“We think both those guys are going to help us be a better basketball program.”

Dorsey is listed as a 4-star prospect by Scout.com. According to the recruiting website, he also had offers from Gonzaga, Oregon State and Washington State. Etienne also had a WSU offer.

Both Dorsey and Etienne committed verbally to UW in July.

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