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2012-13 | FRESHMAN YEAR at UTEP Washburn appeared in all 32 games for UTEP in 2012-13 with four starts ... He was third on the team in blocked shots, fourth in steals and fifth in rebounding ...Washburn opened his UTEP career with three straight double-figure scoring performances while becoming the first Miner freshman to accomplish the feat in a decade ... He posted his career high of 14 points in the season opener against Oral Roberts while later notching his top rebounding total at East Carolina with eight boards.
PREP CAREER Prior to signing with UTEP, Washburn put together a decorated prep career for South Grand Prairie High, where Rivals.com rated him as one of the nation's top-120 players for the class of 2012 and a four-star prospect ... He led the Warriors to a 35-3 record as a senior while earning numerous accolades, including All-State 5A, All-Region 5A and District 5-5A MVP ... Washburn, a McDonald's All-American nominee,posted individual figures of 12 points, 10 rebounds, four assists, two blocks and two steals per game as a senior and shot 52.4 percent from the floor ... He made more than 60 percent of his shots as a junior while collecting average figures of 13.1 points, 6.8 rebounds, 0.7 assists, 1.6 blocks and 1.5 steals.
OFF THE COURT Washburn owns solid basketball bloodlines ... His older brother, guard Julian Washburn, finished last season as the leading scorer for UTEP ... His father, center Chris Washburn Sr., was the No. 3 overall selection in the 1986 NBA Draft by the Golden State Warriors.