Transfer Perris Blackwell Will Join Huskies
April 16, 2012
The University received Blackwell's financial aid agreement Monday. He will have one year of eligibility at Washington after sitting out the 2012-13 season due to NCAA transfer rules.
Blackwell, a 6-foot-9, 240-pound forward, was honorable mention West Coast Conference in 2012 after he led the Dons with 6.1 rebounds per game and was second on the team with 12.7 points per game. He ranked 11th in the conference in scoring, second in field goal percentage (57.5% on 172-of-299 shooting), ninth in rebounding and second in offensive rebounds (2.9 per game). His field goal percentage ranked 13th nationally.
Romar knows the Huskies are getting someone that will be able to step onto the court and help right away once Blackwell becomes eligible.
"No. 1, he brings a wealth of experience in that he has played three years of college basketball," said Romar of Blackwell, who started 72 of 91 career games for San Francisco. "He was an honorable mention all-conference player in the WCC."
Romar added: "He is someone that you throw the ball to in the middle he can use both hands and is crafty around the basket. He has a high, high basketball IQ and really understands how to play."
As a sophomore, Blackwell averaged 10.7 ppg and 7.0 rpg while shooting 55.9% from the field. He earned honorable mention All-WCC after ranking second in the conference in field goal percentage and second with 8 double-doubles.
In 25 games as a freshman, he scored 6.2 ppg and grabbed 4.3 rpg. He was second on the team in rebounds. He scored 2 points and grabbed 4 rebounds before fouling out in 13 minutes of action coming off the bench in a 86-71 loss at Washington on Dec. 27, 2009.
In all, Blackwell has amassed 930 points for a 10.2 per game average and grabbed 540 rebounds (5.9 rpg) for the Dons. He recorded a double-double 12 times in his Dons' career and is a career 55.0% shooter (353-of-642) from the field. Blackwell's career highs are 26 points and 16 rebounds.
Blackwell played prep basketball at Etiwanda High School and was named to the All-CIF Southern Section First Team after he averaged 15.1 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks per game as a senior. In four seasons at Etiwanda HS, his squad posted a 98-26 record. He also graduated with a 3.2 GPA.