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Tristan Etienne leaving UW for personal reasons

Tristan Etienne, a freshman power forward expected to help bolster the Huskies' frontcourt depth this season, has left the program for personal reasons, UW announced on Twitter.

"We are truly sorry to see Tristan leave us," UW coach Lorenzo Romar said in a statement. "In his short time here, he has been a model citizen and shown to be a high level student."

Etienne, a 6-foot-9, 230-pound freshman from Abbotsford, B.C., was part of Romar's three-man signing class this year.

In November, Romar said of Etienne: “Tristan is a guy who we’ve been recruiting for a long time, been watching him for a while. He’s continued to develop and continued to get better. I think he’s one of the top four or five prospects in the entire country of Canada. He’s a good shot-blocker, he has really good hands, can step outside and knock a shot down. When you look at his frame you can just see after a year or so of really getting on the weights working with our strength coach and the different people here he has a huge upside. We’re excited about that."