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2009-2010 Men's Basketball Roster

James Washington

Class: JR
Position: G
Height: 6-0
Weight: 170 pounds
Previous School: Indian Hills CC
Hometown: St. Louis, Mo.

Junior (2009-10)
Led team in scoring with 24 points in first game as a Blue Raider ... Went 8 for 10 in total field goals ... 5 for 6 from behind the arc ... Also pilled down two defensive rebounds ... Scored 11 points against Ohio ... 4 for 4 from free throw line ... Scored 14 points off the bench for Middle Tennessee against Marshall ... Recorded a season high four assists while going 5 for 8 from the field ... Against Lamar, scored a team high 19 points while going 11 for 15 from the charity stripe ... Posted a team high 17 points against North Carolina A&T ... Went 5 for 11 from field and 5 for 8 from the free throw line ... Had a season high three steals ... Season high 11 assists against Cumberland .... Also had season high four rebounds ... Scored 11 points against Tennessee after make 6 of 10 free throw opportunites ... Driving scoop layup against Tennessee on Friday night earned him the No. 1 play on SportsCenter's Top-10 plays ... Layup came with 13 minutes in the second half and kept the Blue Raiders within Tennessee's reach ... Scored 11 points against SIU Edwardsville ... Scored 10 points and pulled down four rebounds against New Orleans ... Also had heads up loose ball play against the Privateers with 56 seconds left to help seal the win ... Scored team high 23 points against Louisiana ... Ended game 5 for 10 from the field and 9 for 11 at the charity stripe ... Hit a three-pointer with 8.1 seconds on the clock to give the Blue Raiders a 47-46 lead and the win against Western Kentucky ... Scored a team high 20 points against ULM ... Went 8 for 8 at the free throw line ... Posted 18 points at Western Kentucky after going 4 -11 and 8-8 from the field and free throw line ... Went 4-8 from the field against New Orleans and 3-5 from behind the arc scoring 11 points ... Scored a team high 15 points against Troy after going 4-9 from the field and 5-6 at the charity stripe ... Scored a team high 18 points and made all six of his free throws at South Alabama ... Set the school record for three-pointers in a game against Houston Baptist with 10 ... Ended the game 10-17 from the field and behind the arc ... Scored 34 points which was also the most points posted by a Blue Raider since 1994.

INDIAN HILLS COMMUNITY COLLEGE Played for Coach Jeff Kidder, who Coach Davis calls "one of the best junior college coaches in the country" ... Immediately established himself as a deadly 3-point shooter with a percentage of 46% for the season ... Scored 7.5 points per game, 4.6 assists on a team that finished 30-3, and was ranked No. 1 in the nation for part of the season ... Named to the All-Region team.

WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY Signed with WIU out of high school ... Red-shirted as a freshman, but came back strong red-shirt freshman year ... Led team and Summit Conference in 3-point FG percentage ... Averaged 10.5 points per game, grabbed 2.5 rebounds per game and dished out 2.5 assists per game ... Left when coaching change was made ... Shot .444 from the field (92-of-207) and .424 from beyond the arc (39-of-92) ...Was the season leader in assists with 75 ... Held a .752 free throw percentage (91-of-121) ... Recorded 14 games with double-digit scoring ... Had a career-best 28 points at Centenary (1/17/08) ... Recorded a game-high eight assists at Texas Pan-America (11/28/07) ... Before redshirting appeared in six games ... Dished-out seven assists and scored seven points in his premier collegiate game against Upper Iowa ... Played 33 minutes, tallying four assists and four rebounds to go with three points against Florida International ... Played 42 minutes and collected seven rebounds against IPFW ... Again scored seven points versus Utah Valley State ... Netted a career-high eight points in 16 minutes versus Morehead State ... Broke tibia versus Morehead State, resulting in a medical redshirt.

VASHON HIGH SCHOOL Played for legendary coach Floyd Irons at nationally ranked Vashon ... Team was 144-4 in his three years ... Won state championships in his sophomore and junior seasons, and lost in finals in his senior year ... An all-metro and all-state selection ... Averaged 12 points, 5.7 assists, 2.5 steals and 2.4 rebounds per game as a senior ... Led Vashon to a 27-2 record and the Missouri Class 5A title ... Shot 46.7 percent (50-107) from three-point range last season, leading the conference in three-pointers made ... Also led the league with 165 assists ... Ranked among the league's top-10 in steals (71) steals and free throw percentage (.755, 71-94).

PERSONAL Born: Dec. 12, 1987 ... Parents: James and Wanda Washington, Jr. ... Academic Major: Business Marketing, with a minor in Sports Management ... Lefthanded ... Dad coaches at Gateway HS in St. Louis ... Has two cousins who have played in professional sports, Jahadi White in NBA and Will Franklin in NFL.

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