Duane Washington, Jr. talks Ohio State, Big Ten, NCAA, Max Abmas and his transformation this season

Duane Washington Jr.
Duane Washington Jr. OSU guard On Big Ten Tourney success. NCAA week Oral Roberts 3 16 21.mp3

AS A JUNIOR (20-21)

4 DUANE WASHINGTON, 6ɍ3, 210, JR. G

GRAND RAPIDS, MICH SIERRA CANYON
 Earned 2021 All-Big Tournament
honors after scoring an event record 92
points over four game … scored a career
high 32 points in Big Ten title game vs.
Illinois last Sunday.
  Third Team All-Big in 2021 by both the
league coaches and media
 Took over team scoring lead with 32
points vs. Illinois March 14 at 16.3
points per game … second on team in
scoring last year (11.5)
 Reached 1,000 points for his career at
Ohio State with 24 vs. No. 4 Michigan
March 13 … he became the 59th player
in Ohio State history to score 1,000 in
his career (1,055)
 Washington Jr. is currently tied for No.
51 in career scoring with Ken Johnson
(1,055) and Jamie Skelton (1,055) …
Kam Williams (50th/1,057) and Carter
Scott (49th/1,073) are up next.
 Washington Jr’s. 182 career made
3s rates No. 4 all-time in Ohio State
history and his 86 makes this season
ranks No. 7 all time. Scoonie Penn
made 88 in 1999 for the No. 6 spot and
D’Angelo Russell made 95 in 2015 for No. 5 all-time

 Big Ten Co-Player of the Week Feb. 22
after a then career high 30-point eff ort
vs. No. 3 Michigan … averaged 25.5
points at PSU and vs. Wolverines.
 10 games this season with 20 or more
points … owns 13 career games with 20+
and two with 30 (vs UM 2/21/21) and
Illinois (32, 3/14/21)
 Has five times topped career-highs
this year: 21 vs. UMass Lowell, 22 vs.
Rutgers and 23 vs. Northwestern at
home, 30 vs. Michigan in Columbus
and 32 vs. Illinois (3/14/21) in Indy
 93 games played and 47 starts
 Has made at least one 3-pointer in all 30
games this season and in 34-consecutive
contests overall … he has made a
3-pointer in 75 of 93 career games
 Three years in HS at Grand Rapids
(Mich.) Christian; at Sierra Canyon
(Calif.) as a senior

NCAA Career Stats

AS A SOPHOMORE (2019-20)

  • Played 28 games, making 15 starts, ranking second on the team with 11.5 points per game
  • Shot 83.3 percent from the free throw line
  • Totaled 14 double-figure scoring games
  • Scored 14 points, including 4-for-6 from 3-point range, to go along with five boards against Villanova (11/13)
  • Scored nine points vs. Stetson (11/18)
  • Totaled eight points and five assists against Purdue Fort Wayne (11/22)
  • Went for 16 points and a career-high seven boards against Kent State (11/25)
  • Scored nine points against Morgan State (11/29)
  • Went for 18 points and five rebounds at North Carolina (12/4)
  • Scored 14 points against Penn State (12/7)
  • Poured in 12 points vs. West Virginia (12/29)
  • Scored 18 points against Wisconsin (1/3)
  • Tied career-high 20 points at Penn State (1/18)
  • Scored 12 points against Minnesota (1/23)
  • Poured in 17 points at Michigan (2/4)
  • Scored 10 points and tied career-best five assists vs. Rutgers (2/12)
  • Went for 15 points and five boards at Iowa (2/20)
  • Scored 13 points against Maryland (2/23)
  • Went for 14 points at Nebraska (2/27)
  • Tied career-high 20 points to go along with six boards against Michigan (3/1)
  • Went for 16 points and five boards at Michigan State (3/8)
  • Attended Athletes in Action Captains Academy

AS A FRESHMAN (2018-19)

  • Played in all 35 games, starting a pair
  • Averaged 7.0 points and 2.5 rebounds in 17.2 minutes per contest
  • Scored 20 points in 21 minutes off the bench against Purdue Fort Wayne (11/11)
  • Scored 12 points at Creighton (11/15)
  • Totaled 14 points vs. South Carolina State (11/18)
  • Went for 10 points, three rebounds and three assists against Minnesota (12/2)
  • Scored nine points vs. Illinois (12/5)
  • Went for 10 points and four boards vs. Michigan State (1/5)
  • Tallied 14 points and six rebounds vs. Maryland (1/18)
  • Scored nine points against Penn State (2/7)
  • Totaled eight points and five boards in a career-high 28 minutes vs. Northwestern (2/20)
  • Went for 15 points, five rebounds and four assists at Maryland (2/23)
  • Scored 10 points against Iowa (2/26)
  • Went for nine points at Purdue (3/2)
  • Totaled 11 points and six boards at Northwestern (3/6)

PRIOR TO OHIO STATE

  • First team all-state as a senior at Sierra Canyon (Calif.)
  • Average 15.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game as a senior
  • Played first three years of high school basketball at Grand Rapids Christian in Michigan
  • Averaged 13.1 points and 4.5 assists per contest as a junior

PERSONAL

  • Son of Duane and Therese Washington
  • Has two siblings, Jalen Sartor and Seth Millner
  • Nephew of five-time NBA champion Derek Fisher

COURTESY OHIO STATE ATHLETIC COMMUNICATIONS

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