Washington basketball loses two more to the transfer portal
Washington saw another two transfer portal entries on Wednesday.
According to 247Sports’ Travis Branham, guard PJ Fuller is expected to put his name into the portal. Sophomore forward Jackson Grant also announced he is entering the portal, saying he believes it to be “the best decision for me and my future.” The news comes on the heels of senior forward Langston Wilson’s portal entry last Saturday.
Thank you UW💜 Officially in the Transfer Portal 🙏🏼 pic.twitter.com/sLFkMUCJx4
— Jackson Grant (@jpgrant12) March 15, 2023
UW announced last weekend that coach Mike Hopkins will return for the 2023-24 season. There had been concerns about his future with the program after a 16-16 campaign this season. Washington went 8-12 in league play and exited the Pac-12 Tournament on the opening day.
“The recently concluded men’s basketball season fell below the expectations that we have for all of our athletic programs at the University of Washington,” athletic director Jen Cohen said in a statement to The Seattle Times. “… Coach Hopkins understands our expectations and is committed to make any and all necessary changes to get us there.”
The roster will look different.
Fuller played 23 minutes a night for the Huskies this season, scoring 6.2 points while handing out 2.5 assists per game. He also added about a steal a game across his 26 appearances (17 starts). In total, the former TCU Horned Frog played in 58 games (24 starts) in two seasons with the UW program.
Grant also spent two seasons in Washington, making 39 appearances and departing with averages of 0.9 points and 1.5 rebounds a game. He played in 25 games as a true freshmen but entered the 2022-23 campaign expected to take a redshirt. An injury to Franck Kepnang that limited him to eight appearances this year forced Grant into a backup role behind Braxton Meah.