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Washington Lands No. 45 Jr Jaylen Nowell

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The Washington Huskies have landed ESPN No. 45 ranked high school junior recruit Jaylen Nowell.

 

The 6-5 shooting guard averaged 17 points and 4 rebounds this season for Garfield High School (Seattle, WA) and was named to the News Tribune All-State First-Team.

 

“After thinking long and hard, I am happy to announce that I will be staying home to attend and play for the UW,” Nowell said via twitter on Wednesday.

 

Nowell lit up the Nike EYBL circuit this spring, averaging 20.2 points for Seattle Rotary Style, including pouring in 29.3ppg in his last three contests in May.

 

“I feel like I can make a huge impact on both ends of the floor,” Nowell told ESPN. “I feel that I am an all-around player, and that I can do whatever they need me to do in order to win.”

 

Nowell was impressed with the fact that Washington coach Lorenzo Romar had two of his players picked in the first round of this year’s NBA Draft (No. 8 Marquese Chriss/Kings and No. 29 Dejounte Murray/Spurs).

 

“You can’t ignore the success of their players that they’ve been sending to the league,” said Nowell. “The team is going to be very good by the time I get there, and most importantly, this is my town. I have to put on for my city.”

 

Washington beat out the likes of Oregon, Cal, and Stanford to get Nowell.

 

 

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