SEATTLE – University of Washington head coach Lorenzo Romar announced the signing of Donaven Dorsey and Tristan Etienne to National Letters of Intent on Wednesday. The pair will join the Huskies starting in the 2014-15 season.
“We couldn’t be happier with the signing of Tristan and Donaven,” said Romar. “We think both of these guys are going to help us be a better basketball program. They’ll fill a void for us next year when Perris Blackwell and C.J. Wilcox leave”
Etienne, a 6-10 forward, comes to Seattle from Abbotsford, British Columbia. Etienne currently plays for W. J. Mouat Secondary School and is a member of the AAU team, DRIVE Basketball. He’s listed as one of the top 10 players in Canada.
“Tristan is a kid that we’ve been recruiting for a long time,” said Romar. “We’ve been watching him for a while and he’s continued to develop and get better. He’s one of the top four or five prospects in Canada. He is a good shot blocker, has really good hands and can also step outside and knock a shot down. When you look at his frame, you can just see that after a year or so of getting on the weights, working with our strength coach, his upside will be huge.”
Dorsey is a 6-6 wing out of Timberline High School in Lacey, Wash. Dorsey is ranked 60th nationally amongst small forwards according to ESPN.com.
“Donaven Dorsey is a very rangy, versatile wing,” said Romar. “He can handle the ball and shoot the ball. He’s athletic at 6-6 with long arms. He’s a proto-typical Husky wing as we would call it. He went to Timberline High School about an hour away from here and he’s going to really going to have an immediate impact for us along Etienne.”