12/12 - 7:00 PM
MBB vs Savannah State
12/19 - 7:00 PM
MBB vs Tennessee-Martin
12/21 - 7:00 PM
MBB vs South Alabama
12/28 - 7:00 PM
MBB vs High Point
01/04 - 7:00 PM
MBB vs UTSA
01/08 - 8:00 PM
MBB at Texas A&M
01/11 - 12:00 PM
MBB vs Florida
01/14 - 8:00 PM
MBB vs Kentucky
01/18 - 12:30 PM
MBB at Georgia
01/22 - 7:00 PM
MBB at Tennessee
01/25 - 5:00 PM
MBB vs Auburn
01/28 - 6:00 PM
MBB vs Missouri
02/01 - 4:00 PM
MBB at LSU
02/05 - 7:00 PM
MBB vs Alabama
02/08 - 3:00 PM
MBB at Vanderbilt
Courtesy: Phil Pierce, Athletic Media Relations
The top returning big man on the team, Washington has the chance to emerge this year after spending his first two seasons as a backup to departed seniors Charles Thomas, Vincent Hunter, Darian Townes and Steven Hill. He will be counted on for scoring, rebounding, defense and leadership.
After averaging 4.3 points and 3.9 rebounds as a sophomore, he started all 30 games and led the team with 15.5 points, 9.8 rebounds and 1.3 blocked shots. He shot 55.1 percent from the field (178-323) and 60.2 percent at the line (103-171). He led the SEC in rebounding to become Arkansas' first rebounding champion since Derek Hood in 1999 (10.3). He was also ninth in scoring, third in field goal percentage, eighth in blocked shots (1.3), second in offensive rebounding (3.5) and second in defensive rebounding (6.3). He ranked No. 21 nationally in rebounding and No. 38 in field goal percentage.
In SEC play, he averaged 13.6 points, and led the team with 8.9 rebounds and 1.5 blocked shots. He shot a team-best 51.2 percent from the field (87-170) and 58.6 percent at the line (41-70).
He entered the season with 239 points and 180 rebounds for his career. He had 464 points and 294 rebounds in 2009 alone.
Washington had 12 double-doubles, the most for a Razorback since Hood set the school record with 18 in 1999. He also had two 30-point games (30 against Southeastern Louisiana and 34 against North Texas) to become the first Hog with multiple 30-point games since Jannero Pargo had five in 2002. He is the first post player with more than one since Joe Kleine had seven in 1985.
He averaged 18.4 points and 9.9 rebounds, and shot 55.1 percent (59-107) in eight games against NCAA Tournament teams. In 14 games against post-season tournament teams, he averaged 15.8 points and 10.4 rebounds while shooting 53 percent (89-168).
Washington led the team in scoring a team-high 13 times and in rebounding a team-high 21 times. He led in assists twice and had 22 double-figure scoring games. He had a team-best nine 20-point games and was in double figures rebounding a team-high 14 times.
In the opener against Southeastern Louisiana (11/14), he had a then-career and game highs of 30 points, 14 rebounds, 10 shots made, 16 shots attempted and 41 minutes played to earn SEC Player of the Week honors. Down 81-80 in overtime, he scored seven straight to give Arkansas an 87-81 lead with 26 seconds left. He followed with an 11-point, six-rebound, two-steal night in the win over California-Davis (11/20).
He had a double-doubles against Florida A&M, North Carolina Central, Austin Peay and Stephen F. Austin, including three games in row. Washignton earned MVP honors at the Jim Thorpe Classic to help the Razorbacks to the team title.
In the win over No. 4 Oklahoma (12/30), he had a double-double of 24 points and 11 rebounds. and in Arkansas' victory over No. 7 Texas (1/6), he had 22 points on 8-of-13 shooting and nine rebounds with two blocked shots. His dunk and free throw to complete a three-point play gave Arkansas a 65-61 lead with 22 seconds remaining.
He had 15 points and a game-high 18 rebounds against Florida in the SEC Tournament (3/12). He was7-of-14 shooting.
He led the team in scoring twice (Missouri State and Oklahoma) and in rebounding four times (ORU, Missouri State, Oklahoma, at Tennessee). He was in double figures scoring twice and in rebounding three times.
He recorded his first double-double with 12 points and 12 rebounds against Missouri State (12/3), and added five blocked shots. He recorded his second double-double two games later in a start at Oklahoma (12/15). He finished with a team-high 16 points and a game-high 12 rebounds.
In the win over No. 25 Mississippi State (1/30), he started and had eight points, four rebounds and two blocked shots. He started again in the win over No. 20 Florida (2/2), finishing with eight points on 4-of-6 shooting and five rebounds.
At No. 4 Tennessee (2/13), he had seven points and a team-high 10 rebounds. He also had two assists and a blocked shot in just 12 minutes.
For the year, he played in 26 games with one start, and averaged 3.5 points and 1.6 rebounds. He shot 45.6 percent from the field (36-79) and 60.9 percent from the line (14-23).
He led the team in scoring and rebounding once each and was in double figures scoring twice.
Washington played 15 minutes against Tennessee (2/24), and had six points, two rebounds and an assist. He scored all of his points at the line, going 6-of-6. In the win at No. 19 Vanderbilt (3/3), he had 15 points and six rebounds in 19 minutes, hitting 6-of-10 shots, including 2-of-2 threes.
In the SEC Tournament opener against South Carolina (3/8), he was 4-of-7 shooting for nine points, and added three rebounds, an assist, a blocked shot and a steal. In the semifinal against Mississippi State (3/10), he had eight points on 3-of-6 shooting and two rebounds. In the SEC Tournament championship game against Florida (3/11), he made 8-of-14 shots, and finished with team highs of 17 points, seven rebounds and two steals in 19 minutes.
In High School:
As a junior, he played at Cleveland Heritage Christian School in Texas where he averaged 28.7 points, 13.6 rebounds, 8.0 blocked shots, 4.0 assists and 3.0 steals in earning all-state honors. He shot 78 percent from the field and 79 percent from the line in helping his team finish 23-9. He was rated the No. 1 junior in Texas by one recruiting service.
As a sophomore at McGehee, he averaged 26.3 points, 12.6 rebounds and 3.2 blocked shots in earning all-state honors on a 15-15 team. He averaged 21.6 points and 10.7 rebounds as a freshman.
At the International Sports Invitational in San Diego in summer 2005, he played for the USA Youth Development Festival Blue Team. He averaged 8.5 points and 5.0 rebounds in four games, helping the USA go 3-1 and win the silver medal. He shot 64.7 percent from the floor (11-17) and 57.9 percent (11-19) at the line.
He signed with the Razorbacks after also considering North Carolina, Illinois, Arizona, Oklahoma State, Kansas, Oklahoma and Baylor, among others.
He also played football and baseball in high school.