Hours after the University of Washington basketball team added a great African man, he went to a place where Husky coaches never go looking for talent.
He pulled a Seattle-bred player off the Arizona roster rather than losing one to the Wildcats.
On Thursday, Terrell Brown tweeted “I’m back,” as the former Garfield High School and Seattle University point guard will join Mike Hopkins’ program for a single season of eligibility.
The 6-foot-1 Brown, who was a 20.2 scorer for Seattle U during the 2019-20 season, started 9 of 26 games as a graduated transfer for Arizona, which withdrew from the Pac-12 and NCAA tournaments this month because program irregularities.
Brown, who averaged 7.3 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.5 assists per game for the Wildcats, may be exiting Tucson before much harsher penalties for coach Sean Miller and his program that occurred long before the guard arrived.
He shot 39 percent from the floor, 36.8 from 3-point range last season.
Brown will join 6-foot-8-inch Samuel Ariyibi of Nigeria as new additions to the roster on Thursday. He will help fill the void left by the recent exits of guards Marcus Tsohonis and Erik Stevenson, who entered the transfer portal in the past two days.
Last season, Brown played twice against the Huskies. In late December, he came off the bench at Alaska Airlines Arena and made 5 of 6 shots for 10 points, grabbed 5 rebounds and helped the Wildcats to an easy 80-53 victory.
At Tucson, Brown was a starter and had one of his least impactful outings for Arizona making just 1 of 11 shots in a 75-74 win over the Huskies as the latter finished the regular season.
Brown, in fact, scored just single digits in each of his last 10 games for a team that lost a lot of energy and momentum after he announced he was skipping the postseason over the NCAA allegations.
He leaves behind Jason Terry, a Wildcats assistant coach, former Arizona All-American, his godfather, and a guy who got engaged to the University of Washington by leaving Franklin High School only to accept a late offer from the late Lute Olson.
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