Wesley Washington still optimistic about Gophers

GoldenSports.Net caught up with Wesley Washington yesterday at the Minnesota-Western Illinois game. The Santa Ana (CA) Mater Dei product was considered a top recruit for the Gophers. However, he was denied admission after a question about his standardized test score. He took the SAT Saturday morning and told me that he felt confident that he would receiving a passing score. He received a 900 on his last test and needs a 940 to be eligible for the second semester.

Wesley Washington was named second-team Best of the West by the Long Beach Press Telegram. Washington led Mater Dei to a 35-2 mark and finished the year ranked #3 by College Basketball News.

Washington averaged 15.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.4 assists and 2.0 steals per game on a balanced team that has seven Division I-caliber recruits. The Monarchs defeated Roseville Woodcreek 70-49 to win the California Division II state title as Washington had 12 points. He was named the California Interscholastic Federation Player of the Year as a junior and a senior and the Orange County Register Player of the Year as a senior.

He could be eligible to play as soon as the Dec. 22 game versus Duquesne.

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