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Darius Washington
Full Name: Darius Myron Washington Jr.
Position: Guard
Height/Weight: 6-2 / 195
Birthdate: December 6, 1985 (Winter Park, Fla.)
High School: Edgewater HS (Orlando, Fla.)
College: Memphis
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Memphis
Season G GS FGM FGA PCT FTM FTA PCT 3PM 3PA PCT REB AST STL BL PTS AVG
2004-05 38 38 193 420 .460 151 206 .733 47 119 .395 138 144 63 3 584 15.4
2005-06 35 35 153 462 .423 119 152 .783 45 126 .357 97 110 45 3 470 13.4
Totals 73 73 346 782 .442 270 358 .754 92 245 .376 235 254 109 6 1054 14.4

An early entry candidate for the 2006 NBA Draft.

Career Highlights: Became the 41st player in Memphis history to score 1,000 points, finishing with 1,054 in only two seasons. Started all 73 games in which he appeared.

Sophomore (2005-06): Named Honorable Mention All-America by The Associated Press, and was a First Team All-Conference USA selection. Named to NABC All-District 7 Second Team. Was a finalist for the Bob Cousy Award, which recognizes the nationís top point guard. Finished second on the team in scoring (13.4 ppg) and assists (3.1 apg). Posted first career double-double with 22 points and 10 assists against Gonzaga. Scored a season-high 26 points against UAB. Selected as a Naismith Award midseason candidate. Ranked fifth in Conference USA in free throw shooting (.783).

Freshman (2004-05): One of the top freshman in the country, was named to several national All-Freshman teams, including Rivals.com, CollegeInsider.com, The Sporting News and Basketball Times. Named Conference USA Freshman of the Year. Named Third Team All Conference USA. Ranked second the team in scoring (15.4 ppg). Led team in assists (3.8 apg) and steals (1.7 spg). Scored in double figures 42 times. Shot 46 percent from the field, 40 percent from three-point range and 73 percent from the line.

Strengths: Strong body, quick first step and excellent body control allow him to get into the lane for scoring opportunities. Tough competitor with good leadership qualities. Improving outside shooter.

Personal: Member of National Honor Society at Edgewater High School. Father, Darius Sr., played his collegiate basketball at LeMoyne-Owen College in Memphis. Related to Chucky Atkins of the Memphis Grizzlies. In addition to basketball, his other favorite form of recreation is kickball.