Washington Lands 2018 Las Vegas Native Jamal Bey


Jamal Bey, a 6-foot-6 wing out of Bishop Gorman (NV) High, has committed to Washington and head coach Mike Hopkins, per Scout’s Evan Daniels. Bey chose the Huskies over the likes of USC, Arizona State, Utah, UNLV and TCU, among others.

Bishop Gorman and Vegas Elite coach Rich Thornton talked with D1Vision about what the Huskies are getting in Bey.

“Bey is one of the biggest sleepers in the class of 2018,” said Thornton. “He brings great basketball IQ, skill-set, work ethic and a winning mentality.”

“He is a perfect fit for Coach Hopkins,” Thornton continued. “Bey has very similar qualities as the players Coach Hop had at Syracuse, great wing size, athleticism and length with a wicked jump shot. It is a crime he is not an ESPN top 100 player.”

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The commit of Bey came as a surprise to the Washington head coach.

“He didn’t know at all,” Bey told Dawgman.com. “We were just talking. He asked me what’s up and I told him that I wanted to commit. No teasing or anything. He started yelling, kind of went crazy. It was funny.”

“Just felt like it was the right time,” Bey said when asked why he decIded to pull the plug now. “I talked it over with my family yesterday and felt like it was the best fit for me and I wanted to do it.”

“I wanted to go somewhere where I was wanted and it felt like they wanted me the most. They recruited me the hardest.”

Bey is the second Washington commit in September, following Elijah Hardy from early in the month. The multi-talented wing joins three-star point guard Elijah Hardy and three-star wing Ed Chang as Washington’s third commit in the Class of 2018.


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