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Tuesday, June 30, 2015

UNC point guard says she’s transferring to KU

North Carolina's Jessica Washington (24) reacts following a basket against Liberty during the first half of a women's college basketball game in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, March 21, 2015. North Carolina won 71-65. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

North Carolina's Jessica Washington (24) reacts following a basket against Liberty during the first half of a women's college basketball game in the first round of the NCAA tournament in Chapel Hill, N.C., Saturday, March 21, 2015. North Carolina won 71-65. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)

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Former North Carolina basketball point guard Jessica Washington has decided to transfer to Kansas University, Washington has reported on Twitter and Instagram.

A 2013 McDonald’s All-American out of Tulsa’s Jenks High School, the 5-foot-8 Washington averaged 7.3 points and 2.4 rebounds a game her sophomore season at UNC. She averaged 18.3 minutes a game in 35 games for the 26-9 Tar Heels.

She hit 37.4 percent of her floor shots and 36.4 percent of her threes (48 of 132) last season. She had 37 assists to 48 turnovers.

“As of today it’s official and I couldn’t be anymore excited. New journey with great group of people,” Washington wrote on Instagram while seated next to KU coach Brandon Schneider in a van.

Her initial tweet in announcing her choice was “JAYHAWKS #NewFamily KU."

Washington was ranked the No. 14 overall player nationally and No. 2 guard in her class her senior year of high school by HoopGurlz.

When she announced plans to transfer in May, UNC coach Sylvia Hatchell said: “Jessica is a very talented player and we wish her a successful next chapter in both her basketball career and in life. We appreciate the hard work she has put into our program over the last two seasons.”

KU has not yet announced the transfer.

Comments

Code_2008 7 years, 3 months ago

This is good to hear! Welcome to Kansas, Washington!

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