Jaden McDaniels stays put

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The recruitment of consensus five-star student-athlete Jaden McDaniels has finally come to a close.

The 6-11 forward committed to Washington over Kentucky, he announced.

He joins a stacked recruiting class that features five-star Isaiah Stewart, four-star RaeQuan Battle, three-star Marcus Tsohonis and Kentucky transfer Quade Green.

Unlike Terrence Jones, a 2010 power forward from Washington, who spurned the Huskies, McDaniels decides to stay and play for Mike Hopkins.

He will have a lot more freedom at Washington with a roster that is built to slide in a player of his caliber. He makes Washington an automatic tournament team if the Huskies develop a McDaniels/Stewart, one-two punch.