Long and athletic seven-footer with a tremendous ability to alter shots on the defensive end ... Has shown great improvement over the offseason ... Ranked among the ACC leaders in blocks in 2013-14 despite averaging under eight minutes per game ... Excels with his back to the basket ... Extremely long and has great hands ... Teammate of classmate Codi Miller-McIntyre at Hargrave Military Academy, where he was coached by former Deacon A.W. Hamilton ... Joins Josh Howard (2000-03) and Trent Strickland (2003-06) as recent Hargrave products to play for the Deacons.
Played in 29 games with one start on the season ... Averaged 2.3 points, 1.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 7.9 minutes per game ... Ranked 10th in the ACC in blocks per game ... Led the team with 39 blocks despite ranking 10th on the team in minutes played ... Shot 49 percent (24-of-49) from the field ... During conference play, averaged 0.9 points, 1.1 rebounds and 0.7 blocks in 5.5 minutes per game ... Had nine multi-block games on the year, including a career-high five at Xavier (Dec. 28) and three at Virginia Tech (Jan. 22) ... Had a streak of 10 straight made field goals over five games in November ... Played well during the Battle 4 Atlantis tournament, finishing with 18 points on 8-for-8 shooting with seven rebounds and four blocks over three games ... Made his first career start vs. Richmond (Dec. 7) ... Ranked fifth on the team with seven dunks.
2013-14 Season Highlights
Opened the season with three rebounds in three minutes vs. Colgate (Nov. 8) ... Had two points, two rebounds and made his only field goal attempt vs. VMI (Nov. 12) ... Had a productive game off the bench vs. Presbyterian (Nov. 15) with four points, five rebounds, three blocks and a steal in 14 minutes ... Scored four points, pulled down three rebounds and had a block vs. Jacksonville (Nov. 18) ... Had six points, three rebounds, an assist and a block vs. The Citadel (Nov. 21) ... Finished with four points, three rebounds and two blocks vs. No. 2 Kansas (Nov. 28) in the Battle 4 Atlantis ... Had a productive game the following day with a career-high eight points on 4-of-4 shooting to go with two rebounds, a block and an assist vs. USC (Nov. 29) ... Scored six points on 3-of-3 shooting with two rebounds, an assist and a block vs. Tennessee (Nov. 30) ... Scored five points and had four blocks, a steal and a rebound vs. Tulane (Dec. 4) ... Made his first career start and finished with two points, two rebounds, two blocks and an assist vs. Richmond (Dec. 7) ... Registered three blocks off the bench vs. St. Bonaventure (Dec. 17) ... Had four blocks, four points and four rebounds in six minutes vs. UNCG (Dec. 21) ... Turned in five blocks in 18 minutes at Xavier (Dec. 28) ... Had two blocks and two rebounds at Virginia (Jan. 8) ... Tied his career-high with eight points on 3-of-4 shooting with three blocks at Virginia Tech (Jan. 22) ... Pulled down three rebounds in three minutes vs. Clemson (Feb. 25) ... Turned in four points, three rebounds and a block in the ACC Tournament loss to Pittsburgh (Mar. 13).
Played in 17 games off the bench ... Averaged 1.0 points and 0.6 rebounds in 4.9 minutes per game ... Registered four blocks on the year ... Went 5-for-13 from the field and 7-for-10 at the free throw line on the season ... Played in 11 conference games, averaging 1.0 points and 0.6 rebounds in 5.0 minutes per game ... Had three blocks during league play ... Scored a season-high five points on 2-of-2 shooting with two rebounds at North Carolina (Feb. 5).
2012-13 Season Highlights
Made his collegiate debut vs. No. 23-ranked UConn (Nov. 16) at the Paradise Jam ... Saw three minutes of action in the game but did not record any statistics ... Pulled down a pair of rebounds vs. Iona (Nov. 17) at the Paradise Jam ... Scored his first career points with a pair of free throws vs. Nebraska (Nov. 27) ... Also had a block in the Nebraska game ... Made his first career field goal on his first attempt for two points at Richmond (Dec. 1) ... Scored two points and had two rebounds in 13 minutes vs. Furman (Dec. 18) ... Made his ACC debut at No. 1-ranked Duke (Jan. 5) and pulled down one rebound in six minutes off the bench ... Registered a block in two minutes off the bench in an upset win over No. 18-ranked NC State (Jan. 22) ... Went 3-for-4 at the free throw line to score three points at Georgia Tech (Jan. 26) ... Saw 13 minutes of action at Maryland (Feb. 2) and went 1-for-2 at the free throw line for his only points ... Scored five points on 2-of-2 shooting, pulled down two rebounds and nailed his only free throw attempt at North Carolina (Feb. 5) ... Pulled down two rebounds and had a block vs. Florida State (Feb. 9) ... Had a rebound and a block vs. Georgia Tech (Feb. 16) ... Pulled down a rebound at NC State (Mar. 6).
A 2012 graduate of Hargrave Military Academy in Chatham, Va. ... Played at Roanoke Catholic High School before transferring to Hargrave ... Played on Hargrave's post-graduate team coached by former Demon Deacon A.W. Hamilton, who played at Wake Forest in 2001 ... Helped Hargrave to a 38-1 record and the No. 2 ranking in the country in 2011-12 ... Hargrave advanced to the National Prep Basketball Championship for the third time in five seasons before falling 87-76 to Brewster Academy ... 2012 McDonald's All-America nominee ... Hargrave teammate of Wake Forest classmate Codi Miller-McIntyre ... Other Hargrave teammates include Charles Bugg (Minnesota), Montrezl Harrell (Louisville), Corey Heyward (Georgia Tech) and Ambrose Moseley (Old Dominion) ... Played at Franklin County High School as a sophomore before transferring to Roanoke Catholic and re-classifying to the class of 2012 ... Played at Roanoke Catholic under Coach Bill Hodges, who coached Larry Bird and Indiana State to the NCAA title game in 1979 ... Averaged 14.1 points, 9.7 rebounds and 6.7 blocks for Roanoke Catholic in 2010-11 to earn all-state and all-district honors ... Posted seven triple-doubles and shot 54 percent from the field for the Celtics ... Earned all-district honors as a sophomore at Franklin County ... Rated as a three-star recruit by Rivals and Scout ... ESPN ranked him as the No. 14 player in the state of Virginia and the No. 46 center in the class of 2012 ... Part of a 2012 recruiting class that was ranked 21st in the country by ESPN and 23rd by Scout ... Played AAU ball for East Coast Fusion under coach Cade Lemcke ... Honor roll student.
Given name is George Andre Washington ... Son of Pam and George Washington ... Born June 2, 1993 in Martinsville, Va. ... Has one older sister, Ashley ... Possesses a 7-0 wingspan ... Committed verbally to the Deacons in March 2011 ... Chose Wake Forest over Virginia, Virginia Tech and West Virginia ... Wore No. 33 at Hargrave ... Majoring in communication with a minor in economics.