The Future: Washburn Set to Compete at TCU
April 10, 2014
FORT WORTH, Texas - After sitting out this past season due to NCAA transfer rules, sophomore Chris Washburn is eager to return to the court.
GoFrogs.com takes an inside look at what the Grand Prairie product could bring to the Horned Frogs front court this next season in this week's edition of a closer look inside the TCU men's basketball program.
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.
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.
The 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.