The Seattle high school boys basketball scene is about to experience a major shakeup.
Not only has former Washington Huskies star Brandon Roy been named the new head coach at Nathan Hale High School in Seattle -- a move confirmed to the News Tribune by a source and confirmed by Roy himself in this Scout.com story -- but star recruits Michael Porter Jr. and Jontay Porter, sons of new UW assistant coach Michael Porter, each used social media to announce that they are also headed to Nathan Hale.
Michael Porter Jr., a 6-foot-8 forward, is considered one of the top five recruits in the 2017 class. He named UW as one of his five finalists, though the hire of his father as a UW assistant obviously indicates that the Huskies are the favorite to land him. Jontay Porter, a 6-foot-10 junior, is a member of the 2018 recruiting class and has already announced a commitment to play for the Huskies.
Roy, who starred at UW from 2002-06 and retired from the NBA after the 2012-13 season, is a Seattle native who prepped at Garfield High School. He has remained active in the Seattle high school basketball community since.