University of Washington

Huskies basketball 2016-17 roster breakdown

GUARDS

0 Bitumba Baruti: 6-6, 210, fr.

An unheralded recruit originally from Democratic Republic of Congo, Baruti possesses a rare blend of size and athleticism. He might be a year or two away from being a major contributor — he played only four minutes in UW’s exhibition game — but the Huskies like his potential.

1 David Crisp: 6-0, 195, so.

Crisp finished fifth on the team in scoring last season with an average of 7.2 points per game, but started the season much stronger than that. A likely starter, he’ll be relied upon to handle point guard duties when Fultz isn’t in the game.

2 Dan Kingma: 5-10, 160, jr.

The former walk-on will again provide depth off the bench after appearing in 10 games last season.

4 Matisse Thybulle: 6-5, 195, so.

If the Huskies are to make the NCAA tournament for the first time since 2011, they will need significant offensive contributions from Thybulle, who started every game last season and earned a reputation as a fierce defender. He is also one of the team’s best athletes and has shown a decent shot from the perimeter.

5 Quin Barnard: 6-0, 175, fr.

Walk-on from O’Dea High School in Seattle.

20 Markelle Fultz: 6-4, 195, fr.

The five-star, all-everything freshman became the Huskies’ best player the moment he enrolled at UW. He’s a strong candidate to lead the team in scoring, assists and minutes played.

22 Dominic Green: 6-6, 190, so.

Green is another player whose improvement could dictate how far the Huskies go this season. If he can become a double-digit scorer and a reliable outside shooter, UW’s offense will be far more difficult to defend.

23 Carlos Johnson: 6-3, 235, fr.

Johnson is a bullish guard said to have a decent outside shot and a penchant for hustling after loose balls. He could provide some necessary help on the glass and on defense.

FORWARDS

10 Malik Dime: 6-9, 220, sr.

Dime blocked more shots last season than any player in UW history (88) and finished the year with averages of 6.9 points and 5.6 rebounds. Romar has said there is more to Dime’s offensive game, though, and the Huskies will look to him this year as their leader.

15 Noah Dickerson: 6-8, 245, so.

A regular starter last season, Dickerson showed savvy as a post scorer and finished the year with averages of 7.5 points and 5.2 rebounds. He’s healthy now after battling a foot injury all of last season.

24 Devenir Duruisseau: 6-8, 245, so.

Duruisseau was a seldom-used reserve last season, appearing in 16 games and averaging 1.9 points per game. But he showed promise in UW’s NIT loss at San Diego State, and gives the Huskies another big body at their disposal in the post.

32 Greg Bowman: 6-7, 225, jr.

Walk-on appeared in eight games last season.

33 Sam Timmins: 6-11, 265, fr.

UW coaches are excited about what Timmins, a New Zealand native, can become. Romar has already compared him to former WSU star Aron Baynes. Timmins looked good in UW’s exhibition game, scoring 10 points with six rebounds in 22 minutes.

41 Matthew Atewe: 6-9, 250, R-jr.

Big, muscular transfer from Auburn sat out last season per NCAA rules, but should provide valuable defense and rebounding ability off the bench.

Christian Caple: ccaple@thenewstribune.com

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