On the same day the Washington Huskies announced the hiring of new assistant coach Will Conroy, they also received a commitment from yet another highly-touted incoming freshman.
This time it’s Noah Dickerson, a 6-foot-8, 250-pound forward whom Scout.com considers the 83rd-best prospect in the 2015 recruiting class.
Dickerson, originally from Atlanta, played last season at Montverde (Florida) Prep, and signed a letter of intent with the University of Florida before backing out following the departure of coach Billy Donovan to the NBA.
Dickerson visited UW on Thursday and committed while he was in Seattle.
He figures to contend for immediate playing time, considering how thin UW’s frontcourt became with the transfer of 6-10 forward Jernard Jarreau and the graduation of starting forward Shawn Kemp Jr. Scout.com’s scouting report describes Dickerson as having “good hands, impressive touch and is able to score with short hook shots,” and opines that his interior scoring ability is his biggest strength.
Dickerson is the fifth top-100, four-star recruit to commit to the Huskies in the 2015 class, according to Scout.com’s rankings, which rated UW’s class No. 7 nationally prior to Dickerson’s commitment.
The Huskies have filled 12 of their 13 allotted scholarships. Nine will be newcomers — seven freshmen, junior-college transfer Malik Dime and Auburn transfer Matthew Atewe, who must sit out the season per NCAA rules.