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Huskies men’s basketball team officially adds 4-star prospect Noah Dickerson

Post by Christian Caple on June 5, 2015 at 12:09 pm with No Comments »
June 5, 2015 12:13 pm

Noah Dickerson announced his commitment to the Washington Huskies during his official visit to the campus on Thursday, and the school made it official a few minutes ago: Dickerson, a 6-foot-8, 245-pound forward prospect from Atlanta, has signed financial-aid paperwork and will join the program this summer with the rest of UW’s now eight-player incoming class.

“We’re ecstatic to have Noah Dickerson join our program,” UW coach Lorenzo Romar said in a statement released by the school. “He is a forward that can score on the block, step outside and knock the shot down. He is very versatile and has a great knack for offensive rebounding, just has a nose for the ball. He’s a much needed addition to round out our roster, especially for our front line.”

Dickerson originally signed with Florida — he had offers from several SEC schools, among others — but was granted a release from his letter of intent after Gators coach Billy Donovan left to coach the Oklahoma City Thunder.

He joins an incoming class that includes freshmen Dejounte Murray, David Crisp, Matisse Thybulle, Marquese Chriss, Dominic Green and Devenir Duruisseau, junior-college transfer Malik Dime and Auburn transfer Matthew Atewe, who must sit out the upcoming season per NCAA transfer rules.

Dickerson is UW’s fifth top-100 recruit (per Scout.com) to sign in the 2015 class. That’s more than any other school in the country.

“I am so excited to have the opportunity to play at the University of Washington,” Dickerson said in a statement. “Coach Romar is a great coach and a great man which is a big thing for me and my family. I came up here last year and fell in love with the city and the school. I can’t wait to be a part of bringing something special back to the Washington program.”

Here is UW’s official release announcing Dickerson’s signing:

SEATTLE – The Huskies nationally-ranked class of 2015 continues to add high-level talent as four-star prospect Noah Dickerson will officially join the UW program this fall, head coach Lorenzo Romar announcedFriday. Dickerson, who is currently ranked 83rd nationally by Scout, is the fifth Top 100 student in this class, which is the most of any school in the nation. 

“We’re ecstatic to have Noah Dickerson join our program,” said Romar. “He is a forward that can score on the block, step outside and knock the shot down. He is very versatile and has a great knack for offensive rebounding, just has a nose for the ball. He’s a much needed addition to round out our roster, especially for our front line.” 

“I am so excited to have the opportunity to play at the University of Washington,” said Dickerson. “Coach Romar is a great coach and a great man which is a big thing for me and my family. I came up here last year and fell in love with the city and the school. I can’t wait to be a part of bringing something special back to the Washington program.”

Dickerson, a four-star 6-8, 245 pound center, will be the eighth member of the 2015 class and will join Dejounte Murray (No. 37), Marquese Chriss (No. 51), Matisse Thybulle (No. 78), Dominic Green (No. 87), David Crisp, Malik Dime and Devenir Duruisseau on the floor in 2015-16. He’s also ranked 19th nationally at his position and fourth overall in the state of Florida. 

Originally is from Atlanta, Ga., Dickerson played at basketball-powerhouse Montverde Academy in Florida and helped the Eagles win their third-straight Dick’s Sporting Goods National Title in 2014-15. Dickerson posted 14 points and four rebounds in the championship against Oak Hill Academy at Madison Square Garden and completed a huge three-point play with 1:48 remaining in the game to seal the win.

Out of Washington’s eight newcomers, four are from the state of Washington, five are ranked in the Top 100 nationally and six are in the top five for their position in their respective states.  The Huskies are ranked seventh by Scout in overall class rankings with their eight newcomers.

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