Monday, Oct. 1, 2012 | 9:59 p.m.
Clark High basketball player Sir Washington verbally committed Monday night to Eastern Washington.
The 6-foot-3 guard, who also had a scholarship offer from Northern Arizona, averaged 14.5 points, five rebounds and four assists last year for the Chargers.
Playing alongside his cousin Kentrell Washington, Sir Washington helped Clark take second in the Southwest League behind state champion Bishop Gorman — the Chargers only lost 80-68 to Gorman, which was the best result by a local school against nationally ranked Gorman. Kentrell is a freshman on Hofstra’s team in New York.
Sir Washington visited Eastern Washington over the weekend, saying the program’s 95-percent graduation rate was most appealing. He also fell in love with Cheney, Wash., where the school is located. He’s even ready for the heavy snow in the winters.
“Everybody knows each other in that town. I feel like I can fit in well there,” he said. “The cold weather won’t bother me. I like the snow.”
Washington was recruited to play shooting guard and knows he’ll have to continue progressing this season at Clark before leaving for college.
“I definitely need to get better defensively,” he said.