Husky Men’s Basketball team (9-4) head coach Mike Hopkins announced the signing of Kentucky transfer Quade Green Friday afternoon. The five-star prospect will practice with the team and will be eligible to participate in games once the 2019-20 Winter Season begins.
The Huskies in the meantime will host cross rivals Washington State Cougars Saturday Night with a scheduled 7:30 p.m. tip-off time.
“We could not be more excited to welcome to the Husky Family such a humble leader that fits our culture perfectly,” said Hopkins through a team press release. “Quade has proven he can win his entire life and the skill set, attitude and work ethic he brings is going to continue to help us take this program in the direction we want to go. He’s got a great amount of experience and talent, I’ve known him for a long time and we’re just very excited he is here to help us continue to build.”
Green, originally from Philadelphia, was originally a 5-star recruit coming out of the class of 2017. In his first season with the Wildcats, Green averaged 9.3 points and 2.7 assists in 34 games while shooting 45.1 percent from the field. This most recent season before making the decision to transfer, Green was putting up 8.0 points and 2.3 assists in eight games.
Prior to moving to Kentucky, Green was a McDonald’s All-American, participated in the Jordan Brand Classic and was the MVP of the HoopHallClassic. He averaged 20.8 points and 8.0 assists in leading Neumann-Goretti High school in his senior season as well.
He was named the 2016 and 2017 Pennsylvania Class 3A Player of the Year and was part of the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship Team that won the gold medal in Chile.
HUSKY SET TO FACE COUGARS
The Cougars (7-6) are in the midst of a three-game losing streak and will be looking to get back on the winning side in the Boeing Apple Cup Series.
Saturday’s game will mark the 288th meeting between the two programs with UW owning a 183-104 record including a 104-38 mark at home.
Washington finished non-conference play with a perfect 7-0 record, it’s best home record through seven games since 2010-11. The Huskies are led by sophomore Jaylen Nowell ( 17.1ppg) and Senior Noah Dickerson ( 15.3 ppg). WSU is led by conference leader Robert Franks who is averaging 22.1 points per game and true freshman CJ Elleby is averaging 15.6 points per game.
• The Huskies are nearing 1,000 career wins in its current arena at AAA as they currently sit at 996, which already gives them the most wins in its current arena of any Division I school.
• WIth his 12 rebounds against Cal State Fullerton, senior became the ninth member of UW’s 1,000 career points/800 career rebounds club and first since Jon Brockman, UW’s all-time leading rebounder did so during his career … Dickerson now has 1,346 points and 801 rebounds
• Washington is holding its first 13 opponents to just 66.5 points per game, nine teams have been held under 70 points and UW has won eight of those games when teams are under 70 points scoring
• Matisse Thybulle has reached double-figure scoring in five of his last six outings and has made 14 from long distance in those outings … he had only made five 3-pointers in the first seven games of the season
• Thybulle, UW’s career steals leader at 244, has now recorded at least one steal in 59-straight games … he is 77 away from first place all time in Pac-12 history (321, Gary Payton, 120 games, 1986-90) and is just two away for tying for fourth all-time
• Based on opponents’ win percentage through Jan. 3 games, UW has faced the ninth-most difficult schedule so far this season as its foes have a cumulative .694 (118-54) win percentage
• Washington is one of four schools nationally to boast three 1,000 point scorers with Dickerson (1,364), Crisp (1,191) and Thybulle (1,034) as current players to have scored 1K, joining Lipscomb, BYU and Nevada – all of Nevada’s players with 1K are transfers
• Thybulle is averaging 2.0 blocks over the first 13 games … that’s up from 1.4 as a junior, 0.7 as a sophomore and 0.9 as a freshman … his career total of 130 blocks is fifth all-time at UW
• Thybulle is the only player in Division I averaging at least 2.0 blocks and 3.0 steals per game … his 3.0 steals per game also rank fifth nationally
• Nowell has shot at least 50 percent from the field in 22 of his 47 career games (46.8 percent)
• Nowell once again leads the Huskies in scoring as he has only scored below 14 points in three games this season … he’s averaging 17.1 ppg over the first 13 games after leading the team with 16.0 ppg a year ago