Washington continues to gain interest

Finding a pure point guard isn't easy, but in the class of 2016 Howard Washington fits that role well.

Class of 2016 point guard Howard Washington is one of the top floor generals in the class. The Buffalo (NY) Canisius standout first emerged on the national scene at the Nike Elite 100 Camp last June, and now he continues to pick up more interest.

At around 6-foot-2 and 160 pounds, Washington has decent height for the position and a tremendous feel for the game. Overall he feels his sophomore season went quite well.

"We had a good season," explained Washington. "At the beginning of the season we were a little shaky, but after a few games we got back together and had a good season."

He continued, "I think I played pretty well. Coach told me that he felt every single game I got better or improved on something every time. Obviously you can always do better, but I think I had a pretty good season."

Recruiting wise Washington has offers from Boston College, Virginia, Virginia Tech, Charlotte, Canisius, Buffalo, Ohio, and Boston University. Also he says interest and invitations to games have come from other schools.

"I've been invited to a couple, the only one I went to was the local game of Buffalo against Ohio, both have offered me so I checked them out," said Washington. "Also I have been invited to Boston College, Siena, and Syracuse, but I wasn't able to get to any of those schools."

Like most kids growing up in upstate New York, Syracuse is a program that Washington is fond of, and he has been the campus several times in the past.

"It is just a great feeling to hear from Syracuse," said Washington. "I have been to the Syracuse Elite Camp a few years in a row, and Coach Mike Hopkins does a good job there. It is just a good experience every time I am there. Syracuse was the team I cheered for growing up, so they are one of my favorite schools."

At the moment Washington is just beginning the recruiting process, and he says he is focused on getting stronger and continuing to improve as he gets ready for a big spring and summer on the AAU circuit.

"I'm expecting to have a great summer," said Washington. "I have been working hard in the gym and I can't wait to be back with my City Rocks family and just play ball."

Currently Washington is seen as a four-star prospect and the No. 10 point guard in the class.

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