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Huskies Offer Canadian Hoop Recruit Playing in Pennsylvania

Will Riley from the Class of 2025 is a high scorer.
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Will Riley is a 6-foot-9, Canadian-born swingman continuously on the move who prefers big population centers.

Over the past year, he left his native Kitchener, Ontario, just outside of Toronto, for Malvern, Pennsylvania, on the outskirts of Philadelphia, on a personal trek that took him 500 miles and over an international border crossing to promote his basketball interests.

Whether he wants to travel another 2,800 miles to Seattle remains to be seen, but Riley now has that scholarship option. 

On Monday, this Class of 2025 prospect from the Phelps School was offered by Mike Hopkins' staff, this happening on the same day he received a scholarship pitch from Oregon.

Coming off his sophomore year of high school ball, Riley is a 4-star recruit just beginning to hear from schools, with this summer crucial to his recruitment. He's hoping UCLA and Duke take interest in him.

In a recent EYBL camp, the high-scoring Riley averaged 24.5 points per game, showing the ability to drive to the hoop as well as hit a pull-up jumper. His game is mostly all about offense.

"I can be a big guard," Riley told Pro Insight. "I want to show them I can do a lot of things."

To increase his recruiting visibility, he enrolled at the Phelps School, which has a basketball roster filled with players from Brazil, Italy, Canada, New York, Florida and, of course, Pennsylvania. The Lions didn't mesh together right away, finishing 9-10 this past season.

The Huskies have offered just a few players since the offseason began because they were forced to deal with a wieldy seven-player exodus to the transfer portal. 

So far, Hopkins and his staff have filled just four of those open spots with transfers in 6-foot-8 forward Moses Wood from Portland and 6-foot-5 guard Anthony Holland from Fresno State, plus 6-foot-4 guard Wesley Yates from Beaumont, Texas, and 6-foot-8 Christian King, a Seattle Preparatory School swingman. 

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