Arizona State earns transfer pledge from former Nevada center Warren Washington
Some frontcourt help is on the way for Arizona State.
The Sun Devils secured a transfer commitment Tuesday from former Nevada big man Warren Washington. The 7-foot center announced on Twitter that he’ll spend his final two seasons at Arizona State. Washington entered the transfer portal a little less than a month ago after starting 20 games for the Wolf Pack last season.
— Warren Washington (@5warrenw) April 19, 2022
The 7-footer began his playing career at Oregon State, where he appeared in 27 games as a true freshman during the 2018-19 season and played eight minutes a night. He transferred the Nevada that offseason and sat out the 2019-20 campaign in accordance with transfer restrictions at the time.
Over the next two seasons, Washington appeared in 48 of Nevada’s 57 games while earning 46 starts. He missed nine games with a leg injury this past season, but recovered midway through the year and returned to the lineup. In 24 minutes a night, Washington averaged 10.5 points, 6.6 rebounds, and 1.2 blocks for the Wolf Pack while shooting 61% from the floor and a career-high 73% from the free throw line.
Washington’s free throw shooting feels notable. He got there at a lower rate than the previous season, where he averaged 8.4 attempts per 40 minutes on the court, but he improved from 65% up to 73% while still averaging 5.4 per-40.
A California native, Washington will be reunited in Tempe with fellow ASU transfer commit and former Nevada teammate Desmond Cambridge. Cambridge averaged 16 a game for Nevada last season. His brother, Devan, is also transferring to ASU from Auburn.
Washington will help to fortify a Sun Devil front line that has seen departures from forwards Jalen Graham (transfer) and Kimani Lawrence (graduation) this offseason.