SEATTLE – University of Washington added another player to its Class of 2016 roster as Harold Baruti has signed a National Letter of Intent to join the Husky program, head coach Lorenzo Romar announced Monday. Baruti is a 6-6 lengthy guard that will be immediately eligible for the Dawgs.
“We’re very fortunate at this late of date to sign a player of Harold’s caliber,” said Romar. “Walking in the door he immediately becomes one of our most athletic players. He’s only been playing organized basketball in the states for two years so here’s another player with tremendous upside that will grow in our system and will have an impact on our program.”
The guard spent the last two seasons at the Mountain Mission School in Virginia and averaged 11.6 points, 7.0 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.5 assists during his senior season. Originally from the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Baruti came to the United States two years ago.
“It’s a blessing to join the program and have the opportunity to improve my game and get better,” said Baruti. “Coach Romar is a trustworthy, genuine guy that I am happy to get to play for. The style of basketball that the Huskies play is fast with a lot of guards which I think I can grow into pretty well.”