Former UL Star Bryce Washington Signs To Play In Israel
A former Louisiana Ragin' Cajun standout has a new professional basketball home.
Bryce Washington, who played for Louisiana for four years, from the 2014-2015 season-the 2017-2018 campaign, signed a two-year deal earlier this month with Elitzur Netanya of the Israeli National League.
The Advertiser's Tim Buckley alerted us to the signing.
Last season. Washington played for the St. John's Edge of the National Basketball League of Canada, where he averaged a double-double of 12.1 points and 11.2 rebounds, to go with 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals per game, over 16 games, prior to playing in 18 games for the Mackay Meteors of the Queensland Basketball League, where he led the team in scoring (21.7) and rebounds (14.7) per game.
The 6-foot-6, 245-pound Washington made an immediate impact at Louisiana, being named the LSWA Co-Freshman of the Year, before starting 22 games as a sophomore.
Washington, who was tabbed the UL Male Student-Athlete of the Year as a junior, was named as a second-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection following the 2016-2017 season, after averaging 13.5 points, to go along with a league-best 11.2 rebounds-per-game, while also leading the league in field goal percentage for a second-straight year, at .603.
A graduate of St. Augustine High School in New Orleans, Washington finished as the lone SBC player to average a double-double, while totaling 22 double-doubles during the 2016-2017 season, which ranked 5th nationally.
A first-team All-Sun Belt Conference selection as a senior in 2017-2018, Washington averaged 10.4 points, 10.5 rebounds, and 1.3 steals per game.
Over his UL career, Washington scored 1,319 points, which ranks 45th in Cajun history, while pulling down 1,102 rebounds, one of only four players in school history to eclipse 1,000 rebounds.
A 3.25 student in the classroom, Washington graduated with a Bachelor's degree in Accounting after the Spring 2018 semester, while volunteering his time with the Boy's and Girl's Club, the UL Big Event and tutoring youth at JW Faulk Elementary.
Congrats to Bryce on his new contract. We wish him the best of luck in Israel!