The Future is looking bright for the University of Washington men’s basketball program for the 2017-2018 season

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The McDonald’s All-American Michael Porter Jr. joins other recruiters Daejon Davis and Jaynell Nowell at the University of Washington.

This season the University of Washington Huskies are facing a downfall in conference play. The prediction of this year’s outcome was supposed to be great, with adding top guard and projected top 3 first picks in the NBA Markelle Fultz, to lead the Huskies into NCAA division 1 tournament, and winning the Pac-12 conference. Despite of Markelle Fultz’s impressive efforts, as of right now the Huskies are currently 9-10 in the Pac-12, and are facing a chance of not producing well enough to win the Pac-12 tournament.

It looks like another failing season for Lorenzo Romar and the Huskies to make an impact in the conference with power houses of UCLA, Oregon, Arizona and Utah making huge strides in becoming top 25 teams in the country. Can Markelle Fultz and the young Huskies turn their record into positive from here on out? That is what the state of Washington and the city of Seattle are hoping for, come around the end of February and March before Fultz’s enter’s the NBA draft in June.

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Why do I say the future is looking bright next season? Well, that is because as of right now the Huskies are performing poorly in conference play, with questionable loses to Washington State and Stanford. Next up for Washington is the No. 1 recruit for the class of 2017, Michael Porter Jr. Porter Jr. will add more depth in bringing in his All-American presence to the line up. With adding a force like Porter Jr. into the Huskies starting line up, it will create a more dominant wing position for the Huskies. The Huskies have been lacking in this position in previous year’s. Porter Jr. presence will make the Huskies program more noticeable and will attract more top ranked player’s to join Huskies nation.

The 6-foot-8 wing is arguably the best scorer in the class, bringing the Huskies a shot creator, ball dominance, size, passing, athleticism, floor general and finishing above the rim. The Dawgs have not had an impact player like Porter Jr., since newly head coach Brandon Roy at Nathan Hale high school in Seattle Washington.

Get this? Brandon Roy is currently coaching Michael Porter Jr. for his senior year at Nathan Hale who currently is the No. 1 high school team in the nation, according to max prep.

Porter Jr. is already seen as a one-and-down Husky after his freshman season at the University of Washington. Who will step-up to the plate when Porter Jr. leaves Hec Edmundson Pavilion?

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Daejon Davis incoming freshman class of 2017

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Jaylen Nowell incoming freshman class of 2017

Not only is Michael Porter Jr. committed to the University of Washington next year, but along with Seattle Washington locals Daejon Davis and Jaylen Nowell coming out of Garfield high school. The two star’s Daejon Davis and Jaylen Nowell are just among, the new Husky recruits coming into the 2017-2018 season. With an addition to Michael Porter Jr. he will have some support within the guard position with Davis and Nowell.

Davis and Nowell add athletic shooting in the backcourt, ability to get to the rim at will, and the ability to shoot three-point shot reliable. Both Garfield standouts are ranked top 70 in ESPN for the class of 2017 in the nation. Next season looks to be another big recruiting class, for Lorenzo Romar and the Huskies, let’s see if Romar can give it another shot at attempting to reach the NCAA division 1 tournament.

The future is looking bright for Michael Porter Jr and the University of Washington Huskies.

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Michael Porter Jr. and the Nathan Hale Raiders defeat Oak Hill Acdemy at Hoophall Classic

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Jan. 16, 2017- Micheal Porter Jr. and Nathan Hale player’s receive bragging rights and trophy during the MLK classic against Oak hill academy

All-American Micheal Porter Jr. shows off his skills while defeating No. 7 Oak Hill Academy

Seattle Washington newest elite basketball player Michael Porter Jr. coming out of Nathan Hale High school in north Seattle, was the talk of the Martin Luther King day basketball classic tournament. Nathan Hale played against one of the premier basketball prep schools in the country Oak Hill Academy. Nathan Hale put away Oak Hill Academy 80-77.

The All-American Michael Porter Jr. dropped 37 points as the Raiders topped one of the best prep schools in the country. Porter also delivered  five rebounds with four assists and three steals in the game that was broadcasted nationally on ESPNU.

“Maybe this is the first time a lot of people have seen us play, but (Porter) is the type of guy that tried to do everything and he can do a lot,” Nathan Hale coach Brandon Roy said.

Oak Hill, ranked No. 7 in the nation and Nathan Hale ranked No. 8, the Raiders (14-0) proves that Hale is a power house in the state of Washington.

Porter Jr. was not alone in this win with teammate help from P.J. Fuller II who also sparked an offensive game, by dropping 17 points to match Porter Jr.  Micheal’s younger brother Jontay Porter who had 13 points with seven rebounds and a few assists.

As you can see Porter Jr. is a humble kid who values his teammates effort and support to lead the Raiders to defeat Oak Hill Academy. Be on the look out for the Raider’s to make an impact from here on out, where they are hoping to make it to the state tournament and win it all.

Michael Porter Jr. has recently committed to the University of Washington men’s basketball program.  Michael Porter Jr. is rated No. 2 in ESPN for class of 2017. In hopes of the Huskies returning to the Pac-12 tournament after failing to reach it multiple times, the Huskies are confident that come around 2017-2018 season the Huskies will make a return to the NCAA division I tournament.

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Height over Heart

NBA: Memphis Grizzlies at Denver Nuggets

NBA Rumors: Sixers looking to add depth in Point guard position

Local Seattle Washington native,  former University of Washington standout and a successful business man in the greater Seattle area, Nate Robinson is looking to make a return to the NBA.

Most of us know of Robinson’s success in the league, from his notorious slam dunks, quickness, speed, ball handling skills, 3-point shooting expertise and of course his height. It takes more heart then height for Nate Robinson to be successful athlete.

The Philadelphia 76ers are looking to upgrade their point guard rotation, and to add more scoring for their team. It appears they are looking at a wide variety of guards who can fit into their 15th man roster.

According to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Sixers are scouting point guards Nate Robinson, Jordan Farmer and Yogi Farrell as potential targets to sign for a 10-day contract and hopefully stay on the team for the remainder of the 2016-2017 NBA season.

With a few of the Sixers starting guards being sidelined due to injuries, only one guard remains healthy.

Robinson has already spent majority of the time in the NBA as a “role” player. At the age of 32, Robinson last played two games with the New Orleans Pelicans last season, before being waived and tried out for the Seattle Seahawks as a wide receiver.

Look for Nate Robinson to make an NBA comeback within these few days for the remainder of the season.

Source: http://www.espn.com/blog/nba/rumors/post/_/id/40671/nba-rumor-central-sixers-looking-to-add-point-guard-depth