Washington adding interest

It has a been a very big season for Kyle Washington, and offers keep rolling in for the four-star prospect.

It has been a year of transition for Kyle Washington. He moved from the 2012 class to the 2013 class, and then transferred from his home in Minnesota to Lakeville (CT) Hotchkiss School. So far the move has proven to be a good one for the four-star prospect.

At 6-foot-8 and 210 pounds, Washington is an athletic power forward who looks to be expanding his offensive game. After an initial adjustment period, Washington says this year has gone well for him.

"We started off pretty rough, but we are playing hard and starting to come together," said Washington. "We didn't know each other at the beginning of the season, but we are executing now and we are playing better."

He continued, "Personally I am starting to get better every day and I have been happy with the improvements I have made this season."

Recruiting wise there is a lot to like for Washington. He has scholarship offers from the likes of Baylor, Florida, Iowa, Iowa State, Marquette, Miami, Minnesota, Notre Dame, Penn State, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Xavier.

Still Washington says he is at the very beginning of his recruiting process.

"I haven't made a top five or cut anybody out, and I just have to make visits and talk it over with my family," said Washington.

Washington has however had a chance to make several visits since the end of the AAU season this past summer.

"I have been to Penn State, Marquette, Minnesota, Wisconsin, Xavier, and St. John's," said Washington. "I have been to a bunch of places, but I need to start taking official visits and narrowing down my school list."

Even though he is now living away from home, Minnesota is still his hometown school by his family, and Washington enjoyed the trip to see the school.

"I saw a lot about them. Coach (Tubby) Smith is a great person and he let me know they are very interested," Washington explained. "I liked what I saw and they did a great job on the visit."

For now though Washington is focused on simply getting better on the floor and off the floor and he feels as though Hotchkiss is helping him do that.

"It is a challenge academically and athletically, but I chose it," Washington explained. "This was a conscious decision. I could have gone to a school where they did my homework for me, but I wanted a place that held me accountable. It has been tough being away from home, but I feel it helps me for college."

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