In the aftermath of Arizona State making a head coaching change, replacing Herb Sendek with Bobby Hurley, commit Dominic Green was released from his National Letter of Intent. Sunday afternoon the Washington native announced via Twitter that he’ll be playing for Lorenzo Romar’s Washington Huskies next season.
The 6-foot-7 small forward from Renton, Washington originally committed to Arizona State last August on the heels of solid performances in late July and at the adidas Nations camp. With his recruitment reopened Green played for the NW Express program in the Nike EYBL, and both Pac-12 programs in his home state reportedly expressed interest before he made the decision to commit to the Huskies.
Green becomes the eighth addition to the Washington program (six freshmen, a junior college transfer and Auburn transfer Matthew Atewe), with the Huskies losing multiple players at the end of the 2014-15 season including transfers Nigel Williams-Goss and Darin Johnson. At the small forward position Quevyn Winters will be a senior next season and Donaven Dorsey a sophomore, with Mathysse Thybulle joining Green as the newcomers.
For the second time in the span of a month, Arizona State head coach Herb Sendek landed a 2015 commitment from a three-star JuCo recruit. On Friday night, Indian Hills Community College (Iowa) power forward Jordan Washington committed to the Sun Devils, according to a report from Brad Winton of JuCoRecruiting.com.
The 6-foot-8 Washington was on an official visit to the Tempe, Arizona campus. Last month, 6-foot-3 guard Andre Spight from South Plains Community College (Texas) pledged to Arizona State. While Washington will bring his physical style of play to the post, Spight told NBCSports.com in July that he is looking to develop his point guard skills. The junior college duo joins three-star small forward Dominic Green in the Sun Devils’ incoming class.
In 35 games for Indian Hills, Washington averaged 9.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game.
The Sun Devils reached the NCAA tournament for the first time in five season this past March. Though, they lose their three top three contributors from a season ago as Jahii Carson, Jordan Bachynski and Jermaine Marshall have all left the program. Washington, Spight and Green will follow a seven-man 2014 recruiting class.
Sendek, who is entering his ninth season as the head coach at Arizona State, received a contract extension on Sept. 1.
Less than a week ago Renton, Washington product Dominic Green was on a plane headed to Long Beach, California to join the high school players at adidas Nations with injuries and early departures depleting the ranks some. The 6-foot-7 guard/forward enjoyed a productive spring/summer for his grassroots program, which opened the door for that opportunity and also resulted in more attention on the recruiting trail.
Thursday afternoon it was reported by Doug Haller of AZCentral Sports that Green has verbally committed to attend Arizona State. Green attends Hazen High School, where he was named Seamount League Player of the Year last season after helping to lead Hazen to an 18-4 overall record.
Green is the first verbal commitment in the Class of 2015 for Herb Sendek, and the pledge comes at a position of need as the Sun Devils will lose multiple contributors on the wing following the 2014-15 season including Jonathan Gilling and Shaquielle McKissic.
“Defensively I’m long, so I can guard bigger players and I can guard smaller guys as well,” Green told NBCSports.com Monday evening following the third place game at adidas Nations. “I’m looking to improve my handle, getting stronger and I need to get quicker [as well].”
During the brief conversation, Green noted that the big difference for him in the spring and summer was the fact that he was playing harder than he did during the high school season, which resulted in more attention from college basketball programs. Among the schools he mentioned was Arizona State, and Thursday Green verbally committed to joining the program.