Posted On: 09/10/19 12:02 PM

Over the years, the University of Washington has not been shy about offering top young in-state prospects before the start of their freshman season. It has almost become tradition, when the talent is there, of course. This goes back to the days of Lorenzo Romar having a very good pulse for the young and upcoming talent in the area. I will never forget the time Romar walked into a packed community center gym to watch an 8th grade Tony Wroten and Seattle Rotary match up against Brett Kingma's ECBA Pioneers squad. Tony would go on to attend Washington and Brett chose Oregon. The tradition of offering top young talent continued with players like Rio Adams, Zach LaVine and Josh Martin. While these three ended up at Kansas, UCLA and Minnesota, Romar made it a point to go after them. New Head Coach Mike Hopkins is doing some more of the same with the next big name out of Washington.

Freshman Jaylin Stewart has not played a single game for Garfield High School, but he will walk into the season with a UW offer in hand. The son of Rainier Beach legend Lodrick Stewart has been tabbed as being the next one

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