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Taking a look at 2018 Washington forward Ed Chang

The Huskies have a bit of a rebuild going on, but guys like Chang could help speed it up

NCAA Basketball: Clemson at Syracuse Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports

While Mike Hopkins has a couple years of rebuilding ahead of him with the Washington Huskies, it seems like each new commit he brings in is cause for positivity and optimism.

That’s the case with 2018 forward Ed Chang, as well.

Chang committed to the Huskies back in early July and hails from Papillion, Nebraska. It’s rare that a player from Nebraska doesn’t go to Creighton or Nebraska, and even more rare that a player from Nebraska goes all the way to the west coast, but every rule has an exception, they say.

As shown by his Verbal Commits page, Chang had offers from Creighton, Nebraska, St. John’s, and North Dakota.

What will he bring to the court for the Huskies, though? Size, for starters. At 6’7 and 180 pounds going into his senior season of high school, it’s not crazy to expect Chang to grow another inch or two and put on some weight before arriving on campus. In a league like that Pac-12, you need as much size and strength as possible.

As you’ll see in the video below, Chang’s ability to get to the hoop is top-notch, as is his finishing around the rim. He possesses a fairly solid mid-range game, too, though those shots may not come as easy at the next level.

On the defensive side, he’s long and able to interrupt shots.

If nothing else, Chang is a high-potential player for Hopkins and the Huskies who could maybe even be in the conversation for First Team All-Pac 12 at some point in his collegiate career. He already has a vast skillset that will likely only get better as he develops more and more.