Washington was the biggest surprise of the Pac-12 last season, going from near the bottom to the middle of the pack under first-year coach Mike Hopkins. With no seniors among their key rotation players and a solid incoming recruiting class, the Huskies could continue to climb the conference standings in 2018-19.
But some of Washington’s least-used players from this past season aren’t sticking around. The latest to announce his transfer is freshman point guard Michael Carter III.
— MC (@Mcarter_14) April 10, 2018
The 6-foot-4 Carter appeared in 17 games for Washington, averaging 1.3 points in 7.6 minutes per game. His best performance was 9 points in 19 minutes in a Jan. 18 loss at Utah.
Carter was part of Hopkins’ first recruiting class, flipping from San Francisco to Washington in April 2017. A broken hand in mid-November caused him to miss 10 games and by the time he returned in early January the Huskies had already established a playing rotation.
Washington has seen three players transfer from the 2017-18 team; the others being sophomore wing Carlos Johnson and junior guard Devenir Duruisseau. Duruisseau left the program in November, while Johnson announced his transfer after averaging 3.8 points and 1.4 rebounds in 17 games.