Washington Rumors & News

  • Jay Z's Nephew Nahziah Carter Commits to Washington Huskies

    Bleacher Report "Nahziah Carter, Jay Z's nephew, committed to play basketball for the Washington Huskies on Saturday. A 4-star shooting guard from Rochester, New York, Carter picked the Huskies over the Indiana Hoosiers, Georgetown Hoyas, Connecticut Huskies and Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, among others...." June 10

  • Noah Dickerson reverses decision, will remain at Washington

    Seattle Times "Noah Dickerson, the last Washington men’s basketball player undecided on the Huskies, said he’s returning for his junior season. Retaining Dickerson, a 6-foot-8 forward who averaged 12.5 and 8.2 points last season, is significant accomplishment for new coach Mike Hopkins. Since Washington..." April 22

  • Arizona hires former Washington HC Lorenzo Romar as assistant

    Tuscon "Arizona formally announced the hiring of former Washington coach Lorenzo Romar as an associate head coach on Saturday. Romar, who was fired at Washington last month after going 298-196 over 15 seasons as the Huskies' head coach, will replace Joe Pasternack, who left to become UC Santa Barbara's..." April 16

  • Frank Mason III, Kelsey Plum win 2017 John R. Wooden Awards

    CBS Sports "The 2016-17 basketball season came to an end on Monday night in Phoenix when North Carolina cut down the nets for a sixth time in program history. On Friday night, the prestigious John R. Wooden Award given to the national players of the year was given to Frank Mason of Kansas and Kelsey Plum of..." April 08

  • Most Teams Giving 'Very Slight Edge' To Markelle Fultz Over Lonzo Ball

    Real GM Basketball "When it comes to the draft board of NBA teams, Markelle Fultz "has a very slight edge" over Lonzo Ball at the top for most teams. Fultz and Ball are widely expected to be the first two players selected in June's draft. Fultz's ability to play multiple positions is considered an added benefit..." April 04

  • Lonzo Ball Says He's a Better NBA Draft Prospect than Markelle Fultz

    Bleacher Report "Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball are both widely considered top talents in the 2017 NBA draft, with both likely to be top-three picks June 22. According to Ball, however, he's the better prospect between the two. "Markelle's a great player, but I feel I'm better than him," Ball told ESPN 710 LA on..." March 28

  • No. 1 recruit Michael Porter Jr. asks Washington for release

    USA Today High School Sports "Michael Porter Jr. wants out of his scholarship at Washington. “I don’t know if we’ve asked yet because my dad is handling everything, but I’m definitely requesting a release,” Porter said Wednesday after being named the Gatorade National Boys Basketball Player of the Year. “It’s coming.” A..." March 23

  • Washington to hire Syracuse assistant Mike Hopkins

    ESPN "Washington is expected to hire Syracuse assistant coach Mike Hopkins as its next head coach, according to ESPN and CBS Sports. Hopkins will sign a 6-year deal with Washington, according to ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Hopkins, 47, has worked under Jim Boeheim at Syracuse since 1996, and he also..." March 19

  • Lorenzo Romar fired as Washington head coach

    College Basketball Talk "Lorenzo Romar has been fired as head coach at Washington, sources confirmed to NBC Sports. Romar went 9-22 this past season despite having potential No. 1 pick Markelle Fultz on the roster, losing their last 13 games. Romar has missed the NCAA tournament the last six seasons despite having five..." March 16

  • USC dumps Huskies, sets up showdown with UCLA

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- Crosstown rivals USC and UCLA will meet again after the Trojans advanced in the Pac-12 tournament Wednesday behind Chimezie Metu's 24 points and nine rebounds in a 78-73 win over Washington. USC's victory sets up a quarterfinal matchup Thursday against No. 3 UCLA at T-Mobile..." March 09

  • Markelle Fultz: I want to be the best to ever play

    Bleacher Report "An hour after the final home game of his four-month college basketball career, the likely No. 1 pick in the NBA draft swings open the glass door to JOEY Kitchen, an upscale joint a mile from Alaska Airlines Arena. It’s just after 9 p.m. on a Saturday in Seattle, and JOEY is juiced. But Markelle..." March 05

  • USC routs Washington behind McLaughlin

    The Sports Xchange "Jordan McLaughlin had 22 points, nine assists and four steals, leading USC to a 74-58 victory over visiting Washington on Saturday at the Galen Center in Los Angeles. Chimezie Metu scored 17 points for USC (23-8, 10-8 Pac-12), which concluded the regular season with back-to-back wins after..." March 04

  • UCLA blows by Washington for eighth straight win

    The Sports Xchange "UCLA senior Bryce Alford made eight 3-pointers and moved to the brink of the school's all-time record while leading the third-ranked Bruins to a 98-66 victory over Washington in a Pac-12 Conference game Wednesday night at Pauley Pavilion in Los Angeles. Alford scored 29 points for UCLA,..." March 02

  • Cougars hold off rival Huskies

    The Sports Xchange "Josh Hawkinson put up 22 points and seven rebounds, helping Washington State beat rival Washington 79-71 in a Pac-12 Conference game Sunday night at Beasley Coliseum in Pullman, Wash. Charles Callison scored 18 points for Washington State (13-15, 6-10 Pac-12). Ike Iroegbu scored 15 points...." February 26

  • Markkanen helps No. 5 Arizona defeat Washington

    The Sports Xchange "Two of the best freshmen in the country -- Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen and Washington guard Markelle Fultz -- played to a scoring standstill but as usual, Markkanen's team won. Markkanen had 26 points and 13 rebounds, guard Allonzo Trier scored 21 and the No. 5 Wildcats held on to beat..." February 18

  • Sun Devils survive wild ending at Washington

    The Sports Xchange "SEATTLE -- Arizona State guard Torian Graham scored 29 points and guard Tra Holder added 21 in the Sun Devils' 83-81 Pac-12 victory over Washington on Thusday in a game that featured a wild final 10 seconds. Sun Devils forward Obinna Oleka blocked a drive by Markelle Fultz with 20.6 seconds..." February 17

  • Utes rout short-handed Huskies

    The Sports Xchange "Devon Daniels and Parker Van Dyke scored 16 points apiece to help Utah cruise to an 85-61 victory over Washington on Saturday. David Collette added 14 points while Kyle Kuzma chipped 13 points and 10 rebounds for his 15th double-double of the season. Utah (17-8, 8-5 Pac-12) earned its fourth..." February 11

  • Washington suspends Malik Dime indefinitely following fan altercation

    Tacoma News Tribune "Malik Dime, a 6-foot-9 senior forward, has been suspended indefinitely after he slapped two fans in Colorado’s student section during Washington’s 81-66 loss on Thursday night. Dime, who hasn’t played since Jan. 7 due to a broken pinky on his right hand, walked from UW’s bench to the student..." February 11

  • Colorado upends Fultz-less Washington

    The Sports Xchange "In a Pac-12 game notable for who didn't play more so than for who did, Colorado avenged a January loss to Washington with an 81-66 victory Thursday night at Coors Events Center in Boulder, Colo. Six players reached double figures for the Buffaloes (14-11, 4-8), led by George King's 21 points..." February 10

  • Washington's Malik Dime slaps heckling Colorado students

    CBS Sports "Washington's top shot-blocker this season, Malik Dime, reportedly slapped two heckling fans in the face Thursday night during the Huskies' 81-66 loss at Colorado in Boulder. Dime, who was sitting out a ninth straight game because of a broken finger, walked from the bench over to the Colorado..." February 10

  • Ball, No. 11 UCLA overpower Fultz, Washington

    The Sports Xchange "Lonzo Ball and Markelle Fultz played to a statistical draw. Their teams did not. Ball had 22 points, six rebounds, five assists and four steals in a marquee matchup of freshmen point guards, leading No. 11 UCLA to a 107-66 victory over Washington on Saturday night in Seattle. More than..." February 05

  • Boatwright leads USC to comeback victory over Washington

    The Sports Xchange "Bennie Boatwright came off the bench to score 23 points in his return from a two-month injury absence, leading USC to an 82-74 comeback victory over Washington in a Pac-12 game Wednesday night at Alaska Airlines Arena in Seattle. De'Anthony Melton posted 16 points, seven rebounds, six..." February 02

  • Allen's defense guides No. 7 Wildcats by Washington

    The Sports Xchange "TUCSON, Ariz. -- Arizona coach Sean Miller consistently said this season that senior guard Kadeem Allen is one of the best defenders he has had with the Wildcats. Sunday provided more evidence. Allen produced 14 points, six rebounds and five assists while playing pesky defense against..." January 29

  • Evans, Holder steer Sun Devils past Huskies

    The Sports Xchange "Arizona State guards Shannon Evans II and Tra Holder combined for 48 points in the Sun Devils' 86-75 Pac-12 victory over the Washington Huskies on Wednesday at Wells Fargo Arena in Tempe, Ariz. Holder had 21 of his 23 points in the second half to help Arizona State (10-11, 3-5 Pac-12) break..." January 26