The reshuffle of Washington’s men’s basketball roster began on Tuesday when junior defender Eric Stevenson entered the NCAA transfer portal.
The former Timberline High star spent just one season in Lacey, Washington, with Husky after moving to UW last year during two seasons in Wichita.
Last season, Stevenson, who averaged 9.3 points, 3.6 assists, 2.1 assists, 1.1 assists, started slowly, scoring eight or fewer points in his first nine games.
The 6-foot-3 playmaker scored his first double-double on January 9 with a 27-point lead in a 84-78 loss to California. He has scored at least 11 points in 12 of his last 17 UW games.
However, Stevenson struggled with an attack by three Washington guards. He scored an unsatisfactory 29.8% on three points, although the bow pushed the team back with 124 attempts.
Stevenson, who led Haski with 29 steals, admitted that it was difficult to adapt to the 2-3 zone in Washington.
And the sinking of the UW train for one season undoubtedly played a role in his decision to find another team.
Washington finished the season 5-21 overall, 11 years oldթ: In Pac-12, 4-16.
“I have never been in this position at all, so it is a learning experience for both me and the team,” Stevenson said in January. “It simply came to our notice then. Suffering disappointingly in games, be it by five or 30. Losing is a defeat. It sucks. “
Last year, Stevenson chose Washington instead of Gonzaga, Oregon, and San Diego, Maryland, which was once a coup for the Huskies who secured the return of the hometown hero with my share of experience.
In Wichita State, Stevenson averaged 11.1 points, 4.7 rebounds, 2.3 assists and և 1.5 rebounds in 24.7 minutes. He also hit 37.7% from the field and 30.4% from three shots.
At Timberline High, Stevenson set school records for game (45), season (717) and career points (1,861). As a captain, he averaged 24.7 points, 7.1 rebounds, 3.1 assists, 2.9 steals and 1.7 blocks.
Last year, Stevenson co-starred with Cole Bajema և Nate Pryor in UW.
Accessing the transfer portal does not guarantee that the player will leave, but it does allow them to talk to other teams. Moreover, players like Stevenson will be eligible for two years, given that the NCAA is giving athletes an extra year in response to the COVID-19 epidemic.
Stevenson started 23 of 26 games, և his departure is likely to provide a rotation opportunity for Bajema և RaeQuan Battle, who started just one game together.