Here's my story on the incoming class of 2009, and here's the class:
ABDUL GADDY, 6-3, 170, G, Tacoma/Bellarmine
Listed by Scout.com as the sixth-best prep prospect in the nation and second-best point guard. Top vote-getter in Long Beach (Calif.) Press-Telegram's Best of the West voting. Led Washington Class 4A with 23 ppg as a junior, and also averaged six rebounds, five assists and two steals. First-team all-state and first-team all-state tournament selection, and became first non-senior in 12 years to be named Gatorade Washington Boys Basketball Player of the Year.
CHARLES GARCIA, 6-9, 220, F, Los Angeles/Riverside CC (Calif.)
First-team all-city selection as a high school senior. Enrolled part-time at Sacramento State, but didn't play. In junior college, he grew into a first-team all-state selection, averaging 14.6 points, 7.4 rebounds and 1.2 blocks as a freshman while shooting 57 percent from the field. Has quickness to defend multiple positions. Counted on to contribute immediately when Jon Brockman and Artem Wallace leave after this season.
CLARENCE TRENT, 6-7, 230, F, Gig Harbor/Patterson School (N.C.)
Attended Gig Harbor High School through his junior year in 2007. Then moved to Findlay Prep School in Nevada as a senior, and currently attends the Patterson School in Lenoir, N.C. Listed by ESPN.com as the No. 14 power forward prospect nationally. Averaged 15.5 points and 12.5 rebounds in the 2007 National Prep School Showcase. Explosive. Can guard multiple positions.
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C.J. WILCOX, 6-5, 180, G, Pleasant Grove, Utah/Pleasant Grove HS
A pure shooter with athleticism who somehow stayed largely under the recruiting radar until discovered by UW assistant coach Jim Shaw. Led Utah Class 5A basketball in scoring with 23.7 ppg. Also averaged six rebounds, 2.2 steals and two blocks. Unanimous first-team all-state selection. Father, Craig, played guard at Brigham Young University from 1993-95.
Here's the release from UW.