Spencer Hawes, the 6-foot-11, 225-pound center/power forward from Seattle (WA) Prep School has made a decision about his future. The No. 8 ranked player in the class of 2006 made his intentions known just moments ago at a press conference inside the Seattle Prep School gymnasium.
"Yes, Spencer has made a decision about his future," said Friends of Hoops AAU Coach Jim Marsh. "He has given a commitment to the Washington Huskies. The great job that Coach Lorenzo Romar has done building the Washington basketball program the last few years was one of the main reasons behind Spencer's decision to attend Washington. There are two or three freshman, one being Jon Brockman, on the team that he is looking forward to playing with next year as well.
"I can also tell you that Spencer is so happy now that the recruiting process is over," he added. "He feels the same way that Martell Webster, (Jon) Brockman, Micah Downs and a couple of others felt last year after each player made their decision. I can guarantee you that Spencer is happy that all of this is behind him."
According to Marsh, the decision to attend Washington might not have been as easy as it appears right now.
"North Carolina did a great job recruiting Spencer," he said. "Coach Roy Williams did a great job recruiting him throughout the entire process. I know that Spencer felt a lot of angst about saying no to North Carolina and its coaching staff."
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Spencer Hawes Scouting Report: With good hands, good feet, and a very intelligent approach to the game, Hawes is usually in the right spot on the court to catch and finish or able to hit the cutter for an easy basket. He has very advanced post moves which he can finish with right or left hand jump hooks. He also has perimeter skills. Hawes does need to get stronger and is more of a finesse player who relies on his skills since he is not very explosive around the basket. -Jerry Meyer