Former Blue Raider enjoying European hoops

James Washington currently playing in Germany

January 31, 2012 · Athletic Communications
MURFREESBORO, Tenn. - Former Blue Raider James Washington has continued his basketball success at the next level as a member of Germany’s TBB Trier. Washington moved to Germany in November before signing a two-year deal with Trier in December.

“I’m loving it,” Washington said of his time in Germany so far. “I used to live in Germany when I was younger, so it’s good coming back.”

Washington was a member of the Middle Tennessee men’s basketball from 2009-11 under head coach Kermit Davis and earned All-Sun Belt Second Team honors in as a senior. He also received NABC All-District First Team accolades after averaging a team-best 14.0 points per game last year.

“(Playing at Middle Tennessee) prepared me a lot for the next level,” Washington said. “Coach Davis’ style developed my toughness and the obstacles I faced helped me become a better leader. Everyone challenged me to become a better player on the court and that helped me become a better leader off the court, too.”

Washington is averaging 6.1 points per game and has made eight appearances this season, which runs through the end of April.

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