March 8, 2012; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Washington Huskies head coach Lorenzo Romar watches game action against the Oregon State Beavers during the second round of the 2012 Pac 12 Tournament in the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-US PRESSWIRE

Washington Huskies host Isaac Hamilton

The Washington Huskies are hosting top 20 2013 recruit Isaac Hamilton, who is one of the most popular uncommitted prospects left on the board and has the versatility, intelligence, and passing ability to prove it. One of the top two or three shooting guards in the class, Hamilton has a developing triple-threat game that will fully be realized once he continues to improve his jump shot and becomes more consistent from downtown.

The Washington Huskies, Baylor Bears, San Diego State, UNLV, and UTEP are in his top five, with the message board chatter focusing the most on UW, Baylor, and SDSU. There is no set favorite at this point, which makes the official trip this weekend all the more important for Lorenzo Romar and the Huskies.

While Washington has yet to land a five-star prospect in this class like Hamilton, they have two top four-star guards in the 2013 class in Nigel-Williams Goss and recently committed combo guard Darin Johnson. Romar is also hoping to land Aaron Gordon, and many recruiting experts believe that the Huskies are the favorites in the elite forward’s recruitment.

Meanwhile, Hamilton has already had official visits to UTEP and San Diego State, and he also took an unofficial trip to Baylor last month with his brother.

One of the qualities that tends to get lost in the shuffle is Hamilton’s elite passing ability, and that’s mainly because the focus on the L.A. SG’s game is his polished scoring ability that includes an elite “slashing” game that has allowed him to be a star on the AAU circuit. He’s one of the top three prospects in the state of California, and this is going to be a pivotal official trip in his recruitment. Washington could land their third top guard, and Isaac Hamilton would be the best one yet.

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