Darin Johnson commits to Washington men's basketball team
The 6-foot-4 shooting guard from Elk Grove, Calif., announced on Twitter that he would attend Washington next year.
Seattle Times staff reporter
Washington added a second member of the class of 2013 when Sacramento, Calif., prospect Darin Johnson announced he picked the Huskies over Oregon, San Diego State and Texas A&M.
"Just committed to the University of Washington!!" he wrote on his Twitter account.
Johnson, a 6-foot-4, 190-pound shooting guard, averaged 16.8 points last season at Franklin High in Elk Grove, Calif. He's considered a four-star prospect by Scout.com while Rivals.com and ESPN give him three stars.
He joins point guard Nigel Williams-Goss, a four-star recruit from Happy Valley, Ore., who has verbally committed to Washington.
The Huskies have three seniors on the 2012-13 roster and are expected to have at least four scholarships available for next season.
It's believed Johnson will sign with UW during the Nov. 14-21 early-signing period. It's unclear if Williams-Goss will sign at that time.
The Huskies have also targeted five-star prospects Aaron Gordon, a 6-foot-7 forward, and Isaac Hamilton, a 6-foot-4 guard.
NCAA rules prohibit coaches from commenting about recruits until they sign a letter of intent. However, coach Lorenzo Romar has adopted a custom from football coach Steve Sarkisian and tweeted "Woof" shortly before Johnson's decision became public. A "woof" tweet at UW means a recruit has chosen the Huskies.
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