Is Markelle Fultz among Washington Huskies top guards ever

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Lorenzo Romar considers Markelle Fultz the best guard he ever coached, despite coaching UW legends Brandon Roy and Isaiah Thomas.

Although the University of Washington Huskies men’s basketball program has been a sure disappointment this season, Markelle Fultz is the talk around Seattle, Washington. Lorenzo Romar the head coach of the UW Huskies has always had talent, especially at the guard position such as greats like Brandon Roy, Isaiah Thomas, Nate Robinson, Tony Wroten, Terrance Ross and recently Dejounte Murray. Romar has always produced “1-and-done” talent at Hec Ed Pavillion, and went to the NBA but this year is a different story.

Markelle Fultz, who entered this season as one of the nation’s top basketball recruits was seen high expectations from the city of Seattle and the nation to bring the University of Washington back to the NCAA tournament. Star freshmen Markelle Fultz is projected to be a lottery pick in the NBA draft this June. But, that  does not matter since Fultz’s and the Huskies are struggling in the Pac-12 this season. The Huskies are now 9-12 overall and 2-7 in the Pac-12 ranking them No. 11 in conference play. Fultz’s is averaging 23.7 points, 6.0 rebounds and 6.2 assists.

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For starters, the Huskies basketball team has underperformed thus far and hasn’t made the NCAA tournament since 2010-11 season. Despite the Huskies having a struggling season, Lorenzo Romar believes that Markelle Fultz is the best player he had a privilege to coach. Even though Romar had greats like Brandon Roy and Isaiah Thomas, he feels that Fultz’s brings a totally different package to the Huskies with a variety of shooting from behind the arc, creating shots, ball dominance, court vision and under the radar athleticism. Fultz’s is the ideal new-age NBA point guard who can do it all, but besides to win basketball games. Is it his fault or the coaching staff? One may wonder what the issue seem’s to be for Lorenzo Romar and the Huskies this season.

 

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Why UW?

One may think why did Markelle Fultz select UW to play his collegiate season? Fultz received a lot of offers to play for any college in the nation. The reason for Markelle going to UW is Lorenzo Romar, connection between each other. Markelle feels that he trusts Romar plan for the young star athlete, and he fits into Romar system and he can help him develop his game to the next level.

Both Brandon Roy and Isaiah Thomas lead UW to an NCAA appearance, but as of right now the young core Huskies will not be going to the tournament again after the season ends. What does this mean for Lorenzo Romar will he still be head coach? As of right now the University feel’s confident with Romar, since he produces NBA guards frequently. After, this season the Huskies will be adding All-American five star recruit and lottery draft pick Michael Porter Jr. to the men’s Huskies team next season. Will Romar change next season’s new Huskies and win the Pac-12 tournament and go to the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2010-11 season.

 

Source: http://www.seattletimes.com/sports/uw-husky-basketball/watch-lorenzo-romar-rates-markelle-fultz-among-greatest-uw-guards/

 

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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