University of Washington Sophmore guard and Pac-12 Player of the Year winner Jaylen Nowell announced via Instagram that he will enter the upcoming NBA Draft.
Husky head coach Mike Hopkins gave his super sophomore guard his full blessing.
“This is a great opportunity for Jaylen to continue to pursue his dreams of one day playing professionally. It’s an amazing honor and achievement for him. When he chose to stay with us two years ago and come to the University of Washington, ” said Hopkins via UW press release. ” We have seen him grow every single day, both on and off the court. Our staff couldn’t be prouder of what he has already accomplished here at UW and we will be here throughout the whole process to help in any way we can.”
Due to changes to the rules of testing the NBA, Nowell can sign with an agent and will have until May 29, after the NBA Draft Combine, to make his decision on whether to return to UW or stay in the draft.
The 2019 Pac-12 Player of the Year led the team in scoring as both a freshman (16.0) and as a sophomore (16.2) while improving his FG%, 3FG%, rebounding and assists numbers this season. He earned All-First Team Pac-12 honors during 2018-19 and was a three-time Pac-12 Player of the Week.
David Crip Selected to 3-Point Championship Roster for the 2019 State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships
Crisp has been selected to the 3-Point Championship roster for the 31st annual State Farm College Slam Dunk & 3-Point Championships at Minneapolis’ Target Center on Thursday, April 4, Intersport announced today. Crisp is one of eight men’s college basketball players selected for the event that will air live on ESPN at 8 p.m. CT. He was invited to take part in the 3-Point Championship after being recognized as one of the nation’s finest shooters from 3-point territory.
Crisp, a four-year standout for the Huskies, finished his collegiate career with 256 made career 3-pointers, which is second all-time in UW history. He had his best showing from 3-point range as a senior, shooting 37.4 percent from distance (74-198).
That number jumped to 42.5 percent during Pac-12 action (48-113). During the 2018-19 season, Crisp averaged 12.2 points, dished out 97 assists and added 36 steals. He reached double-figures 23 times in 36 games and shot 41.0 percent from the field. For his career, Crisp finished with 1,507 career points, 13th all-time at UW, and 356 assists, ninth all-time.