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Midnight links: Marquese Chriss commits to UW basketball team

It's time for another edition of midnight links.

The lead topic this time: the oral "commitment" on Monday night of Marquese Chriss, a high-school junior who is considered a 4-star basketball prospect. Here's a story with quotes from Chriss from

Chriss is a 6-foot-8 forward, and is part of the 2015 recruiting class. The Huskies have lined up two oral commitments for that class now, as Rainier Beach point guard David Crisp announced Sunday that he plans to play for UW, too. Chriss, a native of Elk Grove, Calif., visited UW over the weekend and attended the Colorado game.

According to, Criss was receiving "serious interest" from USC and Vanderbilt.

If he does end up signing with the Huskies, Chriss will be considered a big pickup. He's thin -- listed at 6-8, 200 pounds -- but appears to be pretty quick and athletic. The highlight tape shown above consists mostly of dunks and blocked shots. considers him the 13th-best power forward in his class.

--- Here's our notebook in today's newspaper on a couple of football matters.

--- Bad news out of Colorado, as point guard Spencer Dinwiddie did indeed tear his ACL, as feared, during Sunday's game at Washington. Dinwiddie, the Buffaloes' leading scorer, will miss the rest of the season.

--- The Newark Star-Ledger wrote about C.J. Wilcox.

--- The Huskies' game at California on Wednesday just got even tougher, as Jabari Bird is expected to return from an ankle injury.

--- All of a sudden, Utah can't shoot.

--- Another football link: Arizona running back Ka'Deem Carey is headed to the NFL draft.

--- Stanford coach Johnny Dawkins is still on the hot seat, even after the Cardinal won at Oregon last week.

Christian Caple can be reached at Twitter: @ChristianCaple