On Thursday, 2018 four-star Oregon State commit Jack Wilson finally got the running mate he had long been waiting for, when three-star Mission Hills High School (California) forward Warren Washington committed to the Beavers as well, via a post on his Twitter account.
A 6’ 9”, 180-pound talent, Washington is ranked as the 35th best power forward in the country by Scout for the 2018 class and the 171st best player overall. Warren’s father Calvin also told Scout in an article about his commitment that "Warren chose OSU because he felt it was the best environment for academic and athletic growth.” Later on the piece, he noted that the school’s facilities, players and coaches all played a pivotal role in his son’s decision.
Washington’s game can be described as falling in line with the new era of “athletic power forwards” who both can rebound hard on the glass and get up and down the floor with ease. On film, it’s not rare to see Washington catching passes and finishing strong in transition, while also demonstrating his own knack for handling the ball. On the interior, he’s a crafty player who uses his body to shield off defenders and often manipulate personnel mismatches. While his defensive game would still likely be described as “raw”, overall, Washington looks like the type of prospect that head coach Wayne Tinkle can definitely work with over his time in Corvallis.
As previously mentioned, Washington’s commitment now brings the Beavers 2018 class total to two, alongside fellow California product, Jack Wilson. Other recruiting targets for Oregon State’s 2018 haul currently include in-state product Kamaka Hepa, a rising four-star product and 6’ 7” swingman Aguir Agau.