2012 Intro: Kyle Washington

Class of 2012 prospect Kyle Washington (6-8, 185) out of Benilde-St. Margaret's in Minnesota has flown mostly under the radar nationally. However, after an impressive summer season on the AAU circuit playing for the legendary Howard Pulley Panthers, Washington is starting to get noticed from major colleges.

Kyle Washington projects himself as a small forward on the next level, and at 6-8 and still growing, he has a high ceiling with room for more growth.

"My strength is my length, I can shoot for my size and I'm a good shot blocker," says Washington.

Those type of skills have caught the eyes of major college coaches. Washington says he is getting serious interest from Minnesota, Wisconsin, Georgia Tech, Stanford, Siena, Long Beach State, Tennessee, Iowa, Iowa St., Northern Iowa, and Wichita St. Siena has already stepped up with an offer. Kyle has also been on unofficial visits to Minnesota, Wisconsin and Iowa St.

Playing with the Panthers, Washington learned a lot over the summer.

"You're learning every game and getting better every game," said Washington. "It's a great (experience) because you're playing the people who are going to be at the next level."

Washington is working hard to have a breakout season at Benilde-St. Margaret's and wants to average 20 points, 10 rebounds, 5 blocks and make the all-metro team while winning the Class 3A state championship.

Washington says location is not a factor in his college decision, and is looking for a unique fit.

"I'm looking for a college where I feel comfortable, where I can excel in academics and basketball," Washington admitted. "I'm looking for a school that is interested in me and has me as one of their top (priorities). I want the whole college experience."

Washington has great upside and is a name to keep an eye on in the 2012 class.


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