The Huskies hometown reunion continues as the Washington men’s basketball team received a commitment from PJ Fuller who starred at Nathan Hale and Garfield High. 

Fuller, a 6-foot-4 guard played the past two seasons at TCU where he averaged 5.8 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.5 assists while starting 26 of 57 games. He shot 37.8% from the field and just 27.7% on three-pointers. 

Due to NCAA giving 2020-21 student-athletes an extra year of eligibility due to COVID-19, Fuller will have four years to complete three years of eligibility. He’s also immediately eligible to compete next season. 

Fuller, who played his freshman season at Garfield, won a Class 3A state and national championship as a sophomore at Nathan Hale playing alongside Michael Porter Jr. The next year, Fuller followed Brandon Roy back to Garfield and helped the Bulldogs to a Class 4A state title. 

As a senior, Fuller transferred to touted Findlay Prep in Nevada. 

Fuller is the latest Seattle native to return home and transfer to Washington.  

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Following an unprecedented exodus of eight transfers, the migration to Montlake includes former Arizona transfer Terrell Brown Jr. and Stanford transfer Daejon Davis – a pair of former Garfield standouts – as well as Emmitt Matthews Jr., a West Virginia transfer who starred at Tacoma’s Wilson High. 

The Huskies have also landed Olympia High star Jackson Grant, junior college forward Langston Wilson and forward Sam Ariyibi, a product of the NBA Africa Academy. 

In just a few months, coach Mike Hopkins has revamped and replenished a depleted roster following last season’s dismal 5-21 performance and 11th-place Pac-12 finish at 4-16. 

Washington appears to have one scholarship remaining and reportedly has been linked to Seattle native Marjon Beauchamp, who played with Fuller at Hale and Garfield to win a pair of state titles. 

Projected Uw starting lineup

Here’s a look at the Huskies’ 2021-2022 roster

Projected UW starting lineup

PG – *Terrell Brown, Dominiq Penn 
SG – *Daejon Davis, *PJ Fuller 
SF – Jamal Bey, Cole Bajema, *Sam Ariyibi 
PF – *Emmitt Matthews, *Jackson Grant 
C – Nate Roberts, *Langston Wilson, Riley Sorn 

*Newcomers / Returning starters in bold

The comings and goings on Montlake

Here’s a look at who the Huskies have lost and gained this offseason