Carrollton, GA – May 25, 2005 – Faced with the loss of six seniors from last season’s NCAA Tournament team, the West Georgia Braves continue to replenish their men’s basketball roster. Coach Ed Murphy has announced the signing of Anthony Washington to a grant-in-aid with West Georgia. Washington is a 6-9, 210-pound forward from Las Vegas, Nev., and comes to West Georgia from Feather River (Calif.) College.
Murphy is excited about the athleticism of his newest player. “Anthony is very athletic. He can run and jump, and has excellent height. He needs to get stronger, but his tools are outstanding.”
After an injury-plagued career at Feather River, Murphy and staff are confident that he will return to the form that made him a top prep prospect. At Las Vegas’ Eldorado High School, Washington was the team’s most valuable player and was a nominee for the McDonald’s All-America Team.
Washington is the fourth signee announced by West Georgia during the spring signing season. He joins 6-10 center Jake McCarthynd 6-5 swingman Andrius Petkunas, both transfers from Division I Towson. Also, the Braves added Southern Miss transfer Sam Richardson, a 6-4 guard, as their first signee of the recruiting year.
West Georgia is likely to add at least one additional signee before wrapping up its 2005 recruiting effort.