La Salle adds 2013 forward Tony Washington

Forward Tony Washington committed to La Salle on Tuesday (Photo: Millerbasketball.com)

Forward Tony Washington committed to La Salle on Tuesday (Photo: Millerbasketball.com)

Andrew Albert (@andrewjalbert01)

La Salle picked up a commitment on Tuesday afternoon, as Class of 2013 forward Tony Washington of the Miller School announced he would be playing for the Explorers. The 6-foot-10 power forward also had interest from South Florida and Auburn.

According to a Tweet by Rivals.com writer Glenn Elrod, the senior made his decision to play his college basketball in Philadelphia late Tuesday afternoon.

Washington, who plays high high school basketball at the Miller School of Albemarle, which is located in Charlottesville, Virginia, plays his AAU basketball with the Carolina Cougars, as he is originally from Greenville, South Carolina.

Washington has good size at 6-foot-10, and weights 210 pounds. According to Rivals.com, his rebounding is “outstanding,” and he is said to have good shot blocking abilities as well. In his senior year, he averaged 12.6 points, 8.4 rebounds and 2.4 blocks per game, according to MaxPreps.com

Size was one of the issues for La Salle in 2012-2013, and the addition of Washington alleviates some of the size issues the Explorers were dealing with. Assuming that Steve Zack is back and healthy, and Jerrell Wright remains healthy, it is unknown if Washington will see any playing time this upcoming year. Jermaine Davis, who redshirted last season, will also be available for Dr. John Giannini next season.

Washington joins Amar Stukes, who is a senior at La Salle College High School, in La Salle’s class of 2017.

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2 Responses to La Salle adds 2013 forward Tony Washington

  1. Tony McDermott says:

    My understanding from dr G is that he will play next year ,they need bigs and are looking forward to Washington contributing right away – they need his shot blocking and rebounding

  2. Thomas Sabol Sr says:

    Welcome Tony! Nice to see Bigs who can shoot and rebound now becoming a LaSalle staple. We need to put a few pounds and weight room experience on him. Can’t wait for next season. Also glad that D.J. Peterson has decided to stay at LaSalle. With him staying, we should clearly be a national Pre-season top twentyfive (25) team.
    Good job coach G. and congratulations Team.

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