After two seasons in Atlanta, Georgia at Kennesaw State, redshirt freshman CJ Washington has entered his name in the transfer portal.
The former All Regional, All-State guard out of Tompkins High School (TX) starred in just seven games during his true freshman year at KSU.
During his sophomore campaign he averaged 5.1 points and 2.2 rebounds per game. He appeared in 27 games for the Owls and scored in double-figures four times.
It was a tough decision for Washington to make but in order to continually progress, he thought transferring was his best option.
“We had a coaching change and he wanted his own players….so I felt like I would have been in an unfair situation,” Washington explained. “I felt like this was the best thing for my future on and off the court.”
Washington will have three years of eligibility remaining following his transfer from KSU.
He still has plenty of time and will be patient throughout the process to make sure he picks the right program.
“Just a family atmosphere and a high level of care to win games,” he said of what he’s looking for in a program. “I want everybody to be on the same page and the same hunger everyday to do what it takes to have a good season.”
“I haven’t experienced that in college yet.”
Washington still has a lot left in the tank and knows exactly what he can bring to the table. Before leaving Tompkins High School, Washington helped capture their first ever Region III Class 6 championship.
His track record is impressive and at the next program, expect an unselfish student-athlete that just wants to win and be himself.
“On the court, I bring energy, focus and want to become a leader. I work hard. So, I know my strengths and I know what my body can take,” he said. “Off the court, I’m outing and love my community. I like getting to know people and let them see it’s more to me than basketball.”