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5-star Porter Jr. picks UW

In a not super surprising move, 5-star Michael Porter Jr. has picked UW (Romar, out of desperation, hired his father to be an assistant coach a few months back). Porter Jr.'s little brother Jontay (class of 2018) is also committed to UW.

Loserenzo may have the top pick in the 2017 draft (Fultz) as well as 2018 (Porter Jr.) - The funny part is he'll probably still miss the NCAA tournament with all that talent.

Guy can recruit, can't coach - this comes from a UW fan and Seattle resident


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Everyone knew he was going to

Everyone knew he was going to Washington. Romar knows how to recruit, but is a bad coach.. Now lets see if Trae Young follows his best friend

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Trae Young will follow. He

Trae Young will follow. He has no reason not too. Young and Porter would form a team that could compete at a very high level and Washington has sent plenty of guards to the NBA. This will end up being a scary team with or without Young. Porter is that good.

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Having barely watched any

Having barely watched any Washington basketball in recent years, how does Romar get all these recruits with such little program success? Seems like every year there's top recruits going there and guys getting drafted.. Is he that good of a recruiter? Obviously winning isn't a top selling point and as I've seen a lot of people say he's not a good in game coach so that's not a top reason to go there so how does he do it?

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The reason he gets high

The reason he gets high quality recruits is because being an African-American coach, he's very much so the father figure that a lot of these guys don't have. He's an upstanding citizen, turns kids into men, and is quick to part ways with guys who are cancers (Robert Upshaw, Nigel Williams-Goss) so he values the culture at UW more than any one players ego which I think is beneficial for a university.

Lorenzo is good for 3-4 losses a year based on boneheaded coaching. Go watch the replay of UW vs Stony Brook from two seasons ago. UW goes up 18 and Romar takes his foot off the gas, goes to a motion offense and quits attacking. Stony brook came back and thumped us.

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False...

He gets the recruits that he gets because he is putting kids in the league consistently. Also Porter Sr. is Coach Romar's best friend and I think he is Porter Jr's godfather so I wouldn't call the hire an act of desperation.

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Ernie Kent is African

Ernie Kent is African American...lol where are my cougs 5 star recruits

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The fact that Tony Bennett

The fact that Tony Bennett got Washington State to the NCAA Tournament tells you how good of a head coach he is.

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Also runs his offense at a

Also runs his offense at a super high pace, kids don't get slowed down by zone defense and they have nice stats.

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True. Fultz and Dejounte said

True. Fultz and Dejounte said the same thing, Romar is a father figure. To get Fultz to come out there from Maryland was just crazy, but he did it.

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It's Incredible that Univ of Washington is landing Top 1 & Done

players each year....... Markelle Fultz Could possibly be a Top 3 2017 Lottery pick & they just saw Dejounte Murray & Mrquis Chriss go in the 2016 - 1st Round.....

It really goes to show that a University Must have a system in place to handle these tyoe of players b/c it is NOT easy......

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Porter

This is the least surprising move since Giles picked Duke last year.

DEEP(ish) Thoughts

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Look out. Washington might

Look out. Washington might slowly but surely be becoming a very attractive destination for one and downs. Could we have a Duke/UK of the west developing?

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