Washington basketball 2018-19 Huskies player preview

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Jamal Bey, guard/forward. He’s a four-star recruit out of Bishop Gorman High School in Las Vegas, Nevada. On a team with plenty of players is the two and three spots, he’ll be in a fight for playing time.

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Elijah Hardy, guard. Hardy is a natural point guard from Bishop O’Dowd High School in Oakland, California. With so many shooting guards on the roster, his ball handling and passing skills will be a welcome addition.

Bryan Penn-Johnson, center. The seven-footer out of Wasatch Academy, Utah is another four-star recruit. He’ll likely have a defensive, shot blocking role as a freshman.

Nate Roberts, forward. Roberts is from Washington D.C. and is a three-star recruit. With a starting lineup already in order, he will help the Huskies rotation depending on the size matchups they want to go with.

Riley Sorn, center. He’s 7’3” center out of Richland, Washington. The big man didn’t get much interest from top programs, so he is considered a project. It wouldn’t be a surprise if the Huskies redshirt him this season.

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This is the look of the Washington Huskies roster; a team now going into its second year under coach Mike Hopkins. It should be an exciting season as they try to reach the NCAA tournament. They do have explosive players on offense, however, it will be the defense that will get them where they want to go.