Bryce Washington is an elite student-athlete currently attending Southfield Christian School in metropolitan Detroit. One of the fastest rising high school prospects in the Midwest, the 6’4 wing runs with The Family AAU club on the EYBL circuit where he uses his blend of athleticism, length, and shooting to help his team garner wins and capture the attention of college programs seeking his skill-set that has become a hot commodity in modern basketball. Best known for highlight reel dunks above the rim, Bryce is also an honor-roll student at Southfield Christian holding down a 3.94 GPA.
I. AAU & SELF ANALYSIS
EM: Congrats on the great Spring, you turned some heads with your ability. Can you tell us how things are going for The Family as a team and for you individually?
BW: Thank you. Things are going very well for The Family 16U and myself. The team has collectively bought into Coach Shep’s coaching philosophy, and we’re seeing very good results. Personally, I feel good about my development and progress. I’m having fun, and getting better and stronger every day.
2018 SG Bryce Washington of Southfield Christian is a terror in the open court, showing his passing skill & got up for a flush! #RomulusSL
— Jeff McKinney (@McKinneysWorld) June 28, 2016
Bryce Washington rolling now! Pull-up, forces a steal, 3 ball….Family leads 41-25
— The Family (@TheFamily_bball) May 29, 2016
EM: Can you describe your game for those that are not familiar?
BW: I’ve been told that I’m blessed with speed and athleticism. I also spend a lot of time working on basketball fundamentals. I use my gifts and hard work to help my team on defense and offense. Ronnie Flores from BALLISLIFE said that “[I am] the most explosive player we evaluated [at the Pangos All-Midwest Camp]. He runs the floor like a gazelle, moves well without the ball, and can score in a variety of ways.”
EM: How often do you work on your game?
BW: I work on my game everyday, and sometimes twice a day. I also plan to add 10 pounds of muscle per year before college.
— Marvin Washington (@MarvWashington) January 30, 2016
II. ACADEMICS AND OFF-COURT INTERESTS
EM: Can we talk a bit about your interests as a student, what is your favorite subject?
BW: My family puts academics first, and I currently have a 3.94 GPA. My favorite classes are Math and Science.
EM: What do you plan to major in when attending college?
BW: I haven’t decided yet, but I may study Business or Engineering in college. Eventually, I would like to go to Law School.
EM: What are your interests off the court?
BW: I really value hanging out with friends, teammates, and family. I like riding bikes, and beating my brothers in 2K. And I also enjoy to build and race model cars.
Southfield Christian 89, Franklin Road 64 Final. Bryce Washington had 21 points and 8 rebounds for SC. Austin Hearns had 19 and 8 for FR.
— TJ Kelley (@scoopIPS) December 15, 2015
EM: Shifting a bit to recruiting, can you tell us which schools have offered?
BW: So far, I’ve received offers from Toledo and Buffalo.
EM: Which schools show interest that haven’t yet offered?
BW: I have also been in contact with Michigan, Xavier, Notre Dame, Wisconsin, UAB, St. Louis, Davidson, Dayton, University of Detroit, Milwaukee, Central Michigan, Kent State, Youngstown State, DePaul, Colgate and Akron.
EM: With your brother at UM, has that always been a school that holds a special place for you?
BW: I really like U of M, and Blake’s having a lot of fun in school and running track there. But I want to find the best fit for me. If it’s U of M, that would be great. Fortunately, there are a lot of schools I would be blessed to play for, so I’m just going to try to find out where God is leading me to go.
EM: Any visits or team camps lined up in the near future?
BW: I’m working on my schedule with my parents now. I recently competed in the Nike Elite 100 Camp, and that was a lot of fun. I’ve been playing in team camps with Southfield Christian the past few weeks.
EM: What factors are important to you and your family when making your college decision?
BW: Good academic program, positive environment, connection with the coach, and style of play.
Bryce Washington leads Family 16s with 20 pts in 68-65 OT win
— The Family (@TheFamily_bball) April 30, 2016
IV. PERSONAL GOALS & ADVICE
EM: Any personal goals on or off the court?
BW: Personally, I want to achieve a 4.0 GPA every semester, and I also want to win a state championship in basketball.
EM: Last, if you could give the youth some advice on how to succeed either on or off the court, what would you say?
BW: Dream big, and do something everyday that your future self will thank you for doing.
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