Washington Talks ASU Pledge

By his own admission, Jordan Washington knew before his official visit to Arizona State ever took place that he was going to commit to the Sun Devils. Thus, during Friday night dinner just a few hours into his trip, the Indian Hills (Iowa) Community College forward decided not to delay the inevitable.

The main reason why the 6-8 280-pound Jordan Washington was heavily considering Arizona State, was the fact that his head coach last season, Barret Peery, is the newest member of the Sun Devils’ coaching staff. Couple that with the fact that his Indian Hills’ teammates Roosevelt Scott and Savon Goodman are now newcomers on the ASU squad, and Washington’s decision was the proverbial no-brainer resolution.

“Coach Peery isn’t just a coach, he’s like a father to me,” Washington said. “So coming into here (ASU) I know what to expect and I know I will feel comfortable…talking to the players they talked about how they are treated like family. I knew all the time that this was the right place for me. I wasn’t really looking at any other schools. No school wanted me more than this one.

“The visit is just like I expected it to be. It’s a great school that cares a lot about your academics. I love the arena and the training facility (Weatherup Center), and there is a lot to do on campus. I just love this place.”

Washington mentioned Seton Hall, UNLV, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati as the main suitors in the recruiting process.

In his freshman year at Indian Hills, Washington averaged 9.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game and is considered a deft low post, back to the basket player.

“I want to work more on my defense and ball handling,” Washington said. “I also want to get better shape, get down to 255 lbs. I’m just going to work hard on getting in shape and work hard on game this year, so I can come ready to play bright away at Arizona State.”

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