Four-star power forward Noah Dickerson’s trip through the recruiting process has been an interesting one, as the Monteverde Academy product first committed to Georgetown before deciding to reopen his recruitment. The 6-foot-8 Dickerson would then commit to and sign with Florida, only to see head coach Billy Donovan move on to the NBA.
The lone member of Florida’s recruiting class to decide not to head to Gainesville, Dickerson announced Thursday night that he’s decided to join Lorenzo Romar’s program at Washington. Dickerson announced the news via his Twitter account, and he joins a team that will be very young in 2015-16.
Dickerson is the seventh freshman in Washington’s Class of 2015 recruiting haul, with junior college transfer Malik Dime and Auburn transfer Matthew Atewe being the other additions. Atewe will have to sit out the 2015-16 season per NCAA transfer rules.
In the post Washington won’t have a player who’s played Division I basketball in its rotation next season. Dime played at Indian Hills CC, with freshmen Dickerson, Marquese Chriss and Devinir Duruisseau rounding out the group. Washington will have some experience at the three, with senior Quevyn Winters and sophomore Donaven Dorsey back, but those two and senior point guard Andrew Andrews are the only eligible scholarship players on the roster who played at the Division I level a season ago.
Dickerson has the size and talent needed to help the Huskies inside, and he’ll need to in what shapes up to be a very important year for the program.