Duane Washington is establishing himself as one of the best perimeter scorers in the class of 2018. He discussed his play this Spring and updates his recruitment after the jump.
Playing on the EYBL circuit full of big time names, Grand Rapids Christian (MI) guard Duane Washington has stood out this Spring. The 6’3 sharpshooter is averaging nearly 15 points per game on 48.5% from the field and 45.8% from distance during EYBL.
“I feel like I played good this this Spring, very consistent. I’m very happy with may play,” Duane told Endless Motor.
While Washington has always been a tremendous shooter, he’s made some noticeable strides as an on-ball playmaker.
“The biggest improvement in my game this year is my aggressiveness toward the rim and I’m 100% better defensively.”
Duane currently holds numerous mid-major offers from the likes of Rhode Island, VCU, Milwaukee, Western Michigan, Tulsa, Youngstown State, Toledo, Binghamton, Hofstra, Middle Tennessee State, Northern Illinois, Akron, Duquesne, Detroit, Oakland, St. Joe’s, Loyola-Chicago and Central Michigan.
Washington’s recruitment appears to be headed toward high-major status, with a number of programs from the Big Ten and beyond showing interest after his strong Spring.
Michigan, Michigan State, Purdue, Arkansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Minnesota, Utah, Cincinnati and Butler are all showing interest per Duane.
There is one school in particular that is keeping constant tabs on Washington right now.
“Michigan State is giving me the most attention,” said Duane.
Washington is taking things slow with his recruitment, and has no visits set up at the moment and is in no rush to make a commitment.
“I’m going to talk with my family about a timeline and see what happens. A commitment will happen when the time is right.”
Duane is content to let the recruiting process develop slowly, with his primary focus on developing his game and the upcoming ACT.
“I want to pick up some high major offers from good schools, get better every single day and get a good score on my ACT.”
Washington is one of the more under-appreciated guards in the country for the 2018 class. His combination of size, shooting, strength and ballhandling make him one of the most versatile guards in the country.