Washington adds Kemp Jr.
Son of former NBA star originally signed with Auburn
SEATTLE -- Washington has added a familiar name in the Pacific Northwest to its 2011 recruiting class.
The Huskies announced Thursday that Shawn Kemp Jr. has signed a scholarship agreement, becoming the sixth player for the Huskies’ 2011 class.
Kemp is the son of former Seattle SuperSonics star Shawn Kemp. The younger Kemp originally signed with Auburn in November 2009 before attending post graduate school at Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va.
Kemp immediately will beef up Washington’s front court. The 6-foot-9, 265-pound forward averaged 12 points and eight rebounds per game as a junior at Cherokee High School in Canton, Ga.
Kemp joins Andrew Andrews, Martin Breunig, Jernard Jarreau, Hikeem Stewart and Tony Wroten as members of the Huskies recruiting class.