Washington: "It Feels Great"

Kyle Washington is defending the paint for Wolfeboro (NH) Brewster Academy right now, but next year he will be playing in the post for NC State.

Kyle Washington is defending the paint for Wolfeboro (NH) Brewster Academy right now, but next year he will be playing in the post for NC State

Washington, who committed in the fall after considering over a dozen of scholarship offers, is thrilled to be a member of the Wolfpack.

"It feels great to be signed and to know where you're at," he told Pack Pride. "I've kept in touch with coach Gottfried and coach Early, and it's great to know that feeling of what I have to do to make an impact right away."

At 6-foot-9 and 215 pounds, Warren projects to play both forward positions for the Wolfpack. Scout.com Recruiting Analysts Evan Daniels and Brian Snow both think highly of the four-star recruit.

"Kyle is a guy who I thought over the summer really made some drastic improvements," said Daniels. "He plays very hard... really gets after it on both ends. He has a good set of hands and has developed a jump hook.

"As with all these guys he has to get stronger and continue to develop counter moves, but he has come a long way and really improved. At 6'9 he'll make plays around the basket, but most of all he just plays hard. I just love the energy he brings to the table."

"Kyle is an athletic power forward who can hit the mid-range jumper and also is a capable rebounder and someone who can score inside," added Snow. "Washington is an older kid so he is more mentally and physically mature, and should be able to compete right away for the Pack."

Most schools recruited Washington as a face-up forward, but Daniels and Snow feel he shouldn't be limited to just the perimeter.

"I think you can play him facing the basket or in the post," said Daniels. "He has good awareness around the rim, and I like him more in the post, but he can definitely help NC State at the power forward spot for sure."

"He should play in the high post some, but also he can play in the low post," Snow added. "It will all be determined on how he handles things when he gets to campus."

As for Washington, he's just ready to get down to campus and start working with the Wolfpack. He is also very familiar with State's other two signees: Anthony "Cat" Barber and BeeJay Anya.

"I've known about Cat and he's a great guard," said Washington. "He does whatever it takes to win. He wants to show what he can do all the time.

"BeeJay has a great wingspan and he's a big body, but he is versatile. His versatility... we can feed off each other and play together. We're going to figure it out together and work together to do a lot of different things. I was happy to hear about it when he signed."

Washington will complete his senior season and enroll at State next summer. He can just focus on his senior season now that his recruitment is behind him.

"It's exciting," he said. "It was along process, but everybody has helped me out so it was a good process."


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