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High-ceiling Oregon State transfer Warren Washington visiting Nevada this weekend

Warren Washington
Warren Washington is taking an official visit to Nevada. (Oregon State athletics)

The Nevada basketball team is bringing one of its top recruits to town this weekend.

Warren Washington, a high-ceiling transfer who played for Oregon State last season, will take an official visit to Nevada, according to sources familiar with his recruitment.

Washington is a 6-foot-11, 210-pound forward from San Marcos, Calif., who Nevada originally recruited out of high school. He ended up committing Oregon State over offers from Butler, Cal, Rutgers, San Diego State, Utah and others. Nevada was the first school to offer him a scholarship out of high school, doing so in July 2015, the summer prior to his sophomore season.

During his true freshman season at Oregon State, Washington earned limiting playing time, logging 7.8 minutes per game and posting 1.3 points and 1.4 rebounds an outing while shooting 53.6 percent from the field. He set career highs with seven points, seven rebound and, two assists in 27 minutes against USC on Jan. 10. As a transfer, Washington would have to sit out next season under NCAA rules but would have three years of eligibility remaining.

When he put his name in the transfer portal in late April, Washington drew interest from Missouri, Marquette, Nebraska, San Diego State, San Diego, New Mexico and UNLV, among others. His only known official visit to date was with USD. Washington was considered a raw prospect out of high school but has elite size and length and will have a developmental season while he redshirts next year.

A three-star recruit out of high school (No. 359 overall in the 2018 class), Washington played for Escondido (Calif.) High as a freshman and sophomore before transferring to Mission Hills High in San Marcos. He was a first-team All-San Diego selection as a senior when he averaged 25.1 points, 12.9 rebounds and 2.4 blocked shots per season. He tallied 15.6 points, 10.2 rebounds and 4.1 blocks per game as a junior. He played his AAU ball with Gamepoint, where current Nevada signee Kane Milling played for two summers.

Nevada has at least three scholarships remaining in its 2019 class, which includes Milling, Eric Parrish, Zane Meeks and Desmond Cambridge.

Also expected to visit Nevada in the near future is 7-footer Jaume Sorolla, a graduate transfer from Valparaiso who would be eligible to play this season with one year of eligibility remaining.


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