Major interest in Washington

Howard Washington is one of the top floor generals in the 2016 class and he continues to add college interest.

Now at Montverde (Fla) Academy, class of 2016 point guard Howard Washington continues to add offers and gain more interest. The four-star floor general is off to a good start this season, and says the transition to Montverde is going well.

“Coming in and starting in a new environment away from home has been an adjustment, but the coaches are great and I go against great competition every day,” said Washington. “I am definitely getting better as a player and it is helping me get ready for the next level.”

He continued, “We played the state champions in Florida the last game, and go to West Virginia and a few other places this year playing against great competition. Then for me as a point guard to play with guys who are 7-foot, 6-foot-8, and 6-foot-10 it has just been great.”

At 6-foot-2 with a tremendous feel for the game, it is no surprise that numerous schools are continuing to show Washington significant interest.

“I am just taking it right now and enjoying the process,” said Washington. “Right now I would say the schools that have the most interest in me are Ohio State, Wake Forest, Syracuse, LSU, George Washington, Georgia Tech, Illinois, Miami, and a few others.”

Originally hailing from Buffalo, Washington is very familiar with the Syracuse program and remains in close contact with the coaches.

“Coach (Gerry) McNamara and all of those guys are telling me they like me and that they want me to be a part of their program,” said Washington. “I haven’t gotten an offer from Coach (Jim) Boeheim yet, but they are talking to me a lot. They deal with my dad a lot and it is a school I like.”

Another school really picking up the interest is Ohio State, and Washington says the Buckeyes could be a good fit for his game.

“It is a good program and the coaches are really good at relating to the guys,” said Washington. “With the way I play I think I could be a natural fit there since they like to play two point guards and I think I am good as a shooter as well as someone who can run a team.”

For now there is on specific timeframe on a decision for Washington who ranks as the No. 11 point guard and the No. 51 prospect overall.

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