Oregon State big man, Warren Washington, has decided to transfer to another university for the rest of his college career. He announced his decision on Twitter.
Washington played in 27 games as a true freshman and averaged 1.3 points, 1.4 rebounds, 0.2 assists and 0.3 blocked shots in just 7.8 minutes per game. Washington had some big moments and flashed major potential early in the season filling in for an injured ‘Big G’. Washington was phased out of the rotation as the season continued though.
The Beavers were hoping that Warren Washington (and Kylor Kelley) would add size and strength, in turn opening the floor for better perimeter shots. After the season, Building the Dam tabbed Washington as a player that needed to take a big leap in 2020:
The_Coach: Warren Washington - Washington usually played for a few minutes, fouled 2-3 times and then found himself back on the bench. He added near no consistent value in any stretches, despite having the frame and potential to be a much-better contributor. I expect to be thinking of Washington much differently at this time next year.
Joe Londergan: Definitely Warren Washington. With Big G gone, they need someone to step up in the front court and unless Payton Dastrup has some crazy breakout year, it’s going to need to be Washington.
Washington’s transfer decision is softened with Payton Dastrup finally becoming eligible for the Beavers (as Joe noted). But he’ll need to play a big role next season. Oregon State is still waiting to see if Tres Tinkle and/or Ethan Thompson will return to Corvallis, but they will have a couple of available scholarships regardless of what happens with the duo.