Four-star point guard Nigel Williams-Goss
of Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nev.)
announced Wednesday morning via Twitter that he will join head coach Lorenzo Romar at the University of Washington in the fall of 2013.
Williams-Goss averaged 15.0 points, 4.9 assists and 4.0 rebounds per game as a junior at Findlay Prep, helping the Pilots go 32-1 and finish No. 2 in MaxPreps.com's Academy Top 10. He is known as a smothering perimeter defender, a strength his coach believes will lead to early minutes in Seattle.
"That's one of the staples, one of the non-negotiables in our program," Findlay Prep head coach Michael Peck said. "That's how most of our guys when they leave us make an immediate impact. They understand the significance of playing defense and understand that's how you set yourself apart from your peers."
The 6-foot-4, 185-pound rising senior is ranked No. 34 in the MaxPreps Class of 2013 Top 100. Findlay Prep is 92-7 in his three years with the program with a pair of National High School Invitational titles.
An Oregon native, Williams-Goss raised eyebrows before ever playing a high school game when he elected to leave his home state to enroll at Findlay Prep. He will become the program's first four-year player next fall.
"He's the first and probably the only four-year player we will ever have," Peck said. "He embodies everything our program is about. His work ethic and determination have been instrumental in our success and I'm really pleased with how things have progressed."
Williams-Goss committed to UNLV in December of 2010 but opened things up when Lon Kruger left the Runnin' Rebels to take the Oklahoma job.
The Huskies won out over Harvard, Oklahoma, UCLA and UNLV. Washington fans have high hopes for a monster 2013 recruiting class. Five-star prospects Jabari Parker
, Aaron Gordon
, Jabari Bird
and Isaac Hamilton
are all in play for Romar and staff.