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Washington earns NABC all-district honors

BY ANDRES FOCIL
Washington earns NABC all-district honors

FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. –- Arkansas junior Michael Washington has been named second-team All-District 21 by the National Association of Basketball Coaches, the organization announced on Thursday.

Washington, from McGehee, Ark., leads the team in scoring with 15.8 points, rebounding with 9.6 and blocked shots with 1.4. He is also 10th in the Southeastern Conference in scoring, tied for first in rebounding, seventh in blocked shots and third with a .556 field goal percentage.

The 6-9 forward has 11 double-doubles this season, the most for a Razorback since Derek Hood set the school record with 18 in 1999.

Washington has led the team in scoring 12 times and in rebounding 19 times this season. He has 21 double-figure scoring games, nine 20-point games and 13 double-figure rebounding games.

Washington entered the season with career averages of 3.9 points and 3.0 rebounds. As a sophomore, in just over 13 minutes a game, he averaged 4.3 points and 3.9 rebounds.

The all-district first team includes Florida’s Nick Calathes, Kentucky’s Jodie Meeks, South Carolina’s Devan Downey, LSU’s Marcus Thornton and Tennessee’s Tyler Smith.

Washington is joined on the second team by UK’s Patrick Patterson, LSU’s Tasmin Mitchell, Mississippi State’s Jarvis Varnado and Ole Miss’ David Huertas.

This is the fifth straight season a Razorback has earned NABC All-District honors. Ronnie Brewer was a first-team selection in 2005 and 2006, Patrick Beverley a second-team pick in 2007 and Sonny Weems a second-team choice last year.



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