Rivals considers Washington recruit Jaden McDaniels the seventh best college prospect, while ESPN currently has him going seventh in next year’s draft.
First Isaiah Stewart, and now Jaden McDaniels. Next up for the Huskies: a trip to the Final Four?
Thybulle, a 6-foot-5 guard and the Naismith defensive player of the year, is considered a first-round prospect, according to several mock drafts.
Matisse Thybulle added one more prize to his ever-expanding treasure trove of trophies: the Naismith defensive player of the year award.
Washington guard Jaylen Nowell, the Pac-12 Conference player of the year, announced he will enter the NBA Draft.
It’s not that their 22-point loss to North Carolina came without pain, but it paled in comparison to UW’s season-long pride.
On a miserable Sunday afternoon when UW’s defense faltered and the offense fell apart in the second half, the ninth-seeded Huskies’ return to the NCAA Tournament – their first appearance in eight years – ended with a resounding thud and an 81-59 defeat against No. 1 seed North Carolina in the round of 32.
Energetic. Passionate. Insightful. Inspiring. These are all accurate adjectives if you’re trying to describe Huskies men’s basketball coach Mike Hopkins.
After watching a 13-point lead shrink to seven in less than a minute, and then watching a turnover give the ball back to a jacked-up Utah State team, Huskies basketball coach Mike Hopkins was faced with a critical decision: What kind of candy was he going to pick?
The Pac-12’s regular-season champions swept the conference’s awards – top player, best defensive player and coach of the year – and got something from all of them against one of the hottest teams in March.
Two years ago, Mike Hopkins sat at a podium inside Alaska Airlines Arena in front of a crowd of strangers curious about the former Syracuse assistant.
Washington has rewarded coach Mike Hopkins for getting the Huskies back to the NCAA Tournament by giving him a contract extension through the 2025 season.
Coach Mike Hopkins knows the style of defense Washington plays will give the Huskies a chance of hanging around against seemingly any opponent in the NCAA Tournament.
Midway through CBS’ hourlong NCAA Tournament selection show, Noah Dickerson started getting a little nervous when half of the 68-team field was revealed, and the Huskies hadn’t heard their name.
Payton Pritchard scored 20 points and led Oregon’s dominating defense, helping the Ducks beat Washington 68-48 to become the second team to win four games in four days at the Pac-12 Tournament.
Jaylen Nowell scored 24 points, David Crisp added 18 and Washington held off a late charge to beat Southern California 78-75 in the Pac-12 tournament quarterfinals. The top-seeded Huskies led by 10 before the Trojans made a run, pulling with 72-71 on Jonah Mathews’ 3-pointer with 1:10 left.
Washington is hoping to boost its NCAA Tournament chances by making a deep run in the Pac-12 Tournament. The tournament in Las Vegas is expected to be wide open, with numerous teams having a chance to earn the automatic NCAA Tournament bid.
Since winning the Pac-12 regular-season championship two weeks ago, the Huskies have struggled in their past four games, including Saturday night’s 55-47 defeat to Oregon in the regular-season finale at Alaska Airlines Arena.
Payton Pritchard scored 16 points, Paul White added 10 and Oregon ended Washington’s chance at a perfect home record with a 55-47 win to close out the Pac-12 regular season.
Washington goes for the season sweep over Oregon after winning the previous matchup in Eugene.
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