SJSU Men’s Basketball signs Richard Washington

San José State men’s basketball has signed guard Richard Washington, a transfer from Tallahassee Community College, as part of their 2019-20 recruiting class, head coach Jean Prioleau announced last Thursday.

Washington comes to SJSU after spending two seasons at Wake Forest and one season at TCC in Tallahassee, Florida. Washington averaged 16.6 points per game at TCC last season as a sophomore in 29 games and was named First Team All-Panhandle Conference.

“We are excited to welcome Richard to San José State,” Head Coach Jean Prioleau said. “He is a guy that brings a lot of experience, is a really good scorer and we feel he will be a great addition to San José State Basketball.”

Last season, Washington shot 46.2 percent from the field, including a 35.8 percent clip from three-point range. He also averaged 8.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists per game.

Washington is rated the 18th-best junior college prospect of the 2019 class according to 247 sports.

Prior to his stint at TCC, Washington spent two seasons at Wake Forest under head coach Danny Manning. Washington appeared in eight games off the bench as a true freshman in 2016-17, but redshirted the 2017-18 season due to injury.

Washington is the second signee in the SJSU 2019-20 class joining Omari Moore, who signed in November. Washington will have two years to play two at SJSU.

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