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June 2, 2015

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Clark PG Kentrell Washington heading to Hofstra basketball

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Kentrell Washington

Clark High School guard Kentrell Washington verbally committed to the Hofstra basketball team after a weekend visit.

The 6-foot-3 point guard, who averaged 14.5 points and 7 assists per game last winter, also had scholarship offers from Eastern Washington and Hartford. Monday, he will sign his letter of intent with the Long Island, N.Y., school.

“I see myself fitting in pretty good there,” he said. “I like the coaching staff and the players. It’s a pretty cool place.”

Washington, who was part of the Sun’s Super Seven preseason team, led Clark to a second place finish in the Southwest Division behind state champion Bishop Gorman, and 23-5 overall record. He had 19 points against Gorman — a team with four Division I players in the starting lineup — in mid-January when Clark only lost by 12 points.

Washington averaging 18.2 points per game as a junior and 20.6 per game as a sophomore for Western, but settled into a more traditional point guard role as a senior after transferring to Clark.

“He is real savvy,” Clark coach Chad Beet said. “He is real versatile. They are getting someone that is real good at making the teammates around him better.”

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