Less than a month after pledging loyalty to Washington, 4-star center Bryan Penn-Johnson put pen to paper on Wednesday. The 7-footer officially signed with the Huskies, which he publicized via Twitter.
— King BPJ👑 (@the_statement14) April 11, 2018
Penn-Johnson, the No. 98 player and No. 7 center in the nation (per 247Sports), committed to the Huskies on March 19, choosing Washington over 16 other schools that included Pac-12 programs UCLA, Arizona, Cal, Oregon and Utah.
“We’re very excited to add Bryan to our incoming class,” Huskies head coach Mike Hopkins said via a statement tweeted by the school’s athletic department. “You’re going to see a very skilled big man who has limitless potential and can become one of the best front court players in the country.
“He’s an elite level shot blocker who can get up and down the court quickly and will fit into our system perfectly not only on the court but off the court as well. He’s also an impact player that adds another level to an already incredible class we have joining the Husky family next season.”
His addition to Washington’s class raises the Huskies’ 2018 group to No. 27 in the nation and No. 5 in the Pac-12, per 247Sports. That class also includes 4-star small forward Jamal Bey (Las Vegas, Nev.), 3-star guard Elijah Hardy (Oakland, Calif.) and 3-star center Nate Roberts (Wolfeboro, N.H.).