About a month ago, Oregon State transfer forward/center Warren Washington announced his intention to transfer. This morning he announced his new school, via a post on his Twitter account.
Washington’s announcement spurred a debate among Beaver fans on whether or not Oregon State basketball had a transfer problem on their hands, after he followed fellow class of 2018 recruits in Jack Wilson and Jordan Campbell out the door.
Washington, a 6’ 11”, 210-pound freshman from San Marcos, California, never quite found his role with the Beavers last season, as he managed to play just under eight minutes per game and averaged a minuscule 1.3 points and 1.4 rebounds per contest. The three-star prospect out of Mission Hills High School, originally committed to Oregon State in October of 2017, over the likes of Butler, California, Rutgers and San Diego State, among others.
The departure of Washington not only leaves center Kylor Kelley as the lone scholarship player still in tow from head coach Wayne Tinkle’s 2018 recruiting haul, but also puts an immense amount of pressure on the Oregon State front-court to remain healthy and out of foul-trouble. Besides Kelley, star player Tres Tinkle, BYU transfer Payton Dastrup and recent 6’ 10” signee Shengzhe Li, the Beavers are basically out of true forward pieces, with the next tallest scholarship player on the depth chart being 6’ 6” Alfred Hollins.
Washington will have to sit out the 2019-2020 season due to NCAA transfer rules, but will have three years of eligibility remaining after that.