Four-star recruit and former Florida commit Noah Dickerson has now committed to the Washington Huskies. ESPN’s Jeff Borzello reported Dickerson’s decision, and Dickerson also made an announcement on his personal Twitter page.
A 6’8″, 237 pound forward out of Montverde Academy, near Orlando, Dickerson requested his release from Florida a couple of weeks ago and re-opened his recruitment. Prior to committing to Washington, the Atlanta native was scheduled to visit Cal on Saturday. One can only assume that visit is now off the table.
Just how much playing time he’ll receive at Washington remains to be seen. He is a strong and athletic low post player with an effective back-to-the-basket game, but the Huskies already have that kind of player in rising junior seven-footer Robert Upshaw. But there’s also the fact that the team recently lost last year’s leading scorer Nigel Williams-Goss to a transfer, Thus, if he impresses head coach Lorenzo Romar in training camp, there’s a possibility that Dickerson could indeed earn a starting job.
Either way, this is a great addition for Washington. The Huskies have gone 270-159 (132-102 Pac-12) in thirteen seasons under Romar, but have failed to make the NCAA Tournament the past four years despite winning a Pac-12 regular season championship in 2012.
Now that Dickerson is on board, the team can hopefully take the next step forward and get back to the big dance, and hopefully make plenty of noise there.