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Richard Washington Signs With Wake Forest

Shooting guard Richard Washington out of Williamsburg, Virginia has officially signed his Letter of Intent to play basketball at Wake Forest University.

Washington originally committed to Wake Forest on August 1st, 2015. At 6-5, 175 pounds, it is likely that Washington will be asked to play a hybrid shooting guard/forward position.

Rob wrote a great article on the expectations of Washington, with an excerpt below:

It's obvious from watching Washington play, that he has an excellent shooting stroke from long range. He also has a very good mid-range game, and can create shots off the dribble. It's also clear from watching him that he is a very good passer for his position, and has a very good feel for the game. He's long and lanky, which will help him be a solid defender at the next level. Admittedly, he's not much of a leaper. His lack of elite athleticism is one of the reasons he is not as highly regarded by scouting services. Still, I believe at 197, that he's ridiculously underrated.

Overall, Washington can be a key contributor for the Wake Forest basketball program. Will he ever be a college star? It's doubtful, but he has the most valuable skill in basketball - a great outside shot. The NBA has essentially solved offense over the past decade, and the clear winner is the three ball. Washington has that skill, and can absolutely be a very solid starter at the college level. Wake fans should be happy about this commitment.

He was one of the fastest risers on the AAU circuit this year and Coach Manning was one of the first coaches to recruit him period.

His length and ability to shoot the basketball fits right in with the type of player that Manning and staff seem to be after.

We are excited to have Richard as a member of the 2016 recruiting class and can't wait to see what he can do on the court!