Sometimes, in basketball, talent is the ultimate elixir. Sometimes, despite the disarray surrounding a team, the uber-gifted can be the difference.
Through 11 Pac-12 games, it is quite possible Washington is in the midst of its most disappointing hoops season to date. A year after winning the conference, the Huskies (12-12, 2-9) are in last place by a good two games.
It doesn’t have the look of something that can be salvaged — unless, of course, those freshmen phenoms unleash every aspect of their God-given powers.
Not before this season have the Huskies landed two of the top-10 ranked high school players in the country.