There are high expectations this year for the Huskies. How well they respond has to do with the team’s defense primarily. Leading the defensive effort will be returning senior forward Matisse Thybulle, last season’s Pac-12 defensive player of the year. Thybulle wasn’t bad on offense either, averaging 11.2 points per game (ppg). Besides the six-foot, five-inch shooting guard, the Huskies have three more seniors who have plenty of playing experience.
Six-foot guard David Crisp is another of the four returnees who averaged double figures last season with 11.6 ppg. Also a good ball distributor, he led the team with 3.1 assists per game. The Tacoma native should improve with a year of running Hopkins offense under his belt.
Noah Dickerson decided to return to Seattle after testing the NBA waters. The Atlanta native was second on the team in scoring with15.5 ppg in 2017-18. He also led the Huskies in rebounds with 8.4 per game while shooting 40 percent from three-point range.
The final senior is Dominic Green. He led all bench players last year in minutes averaging 20.7 per game. Though he was fourth in three-point shot attempts, he had the highest percentage at 43.2. Green averaged 5.4 points a game, as the forward is more defense oriented.