On Thursday afternoon, it was announced that 3-Star Shooting Guard Lamar Washington out of Compass Prep High School in Arizona that he would commit to the Red Raiders!
Washington is currently a high 3-Star prospect and ranks 123rd nationally while being the 20th ranked SG and the top-ranked player in Oregon but transferred this year to Arizona to play for the coveted high school program Compass Prep.
When you turn on his tape, this kid really jumps out at you! He can score at all three levels on the court. At 6’4, this kid can play shooting guard or run the point because his skills are so in tune, he has that ability.
Washington is a scorer! He can pull up from outside with that nice lefty jumper, or he can use his strength to get to the basket.
This kid is highly underrated and his game is something to take notice of as a Texas Tech fan.
What’s even more impressive than his offense, is that this kid can play defense. With the help of Mark Adams who is a defensive guru, he could become a lockdown elite defender.
Watching his game, I can really compare him to former Baylor Bears and current Sacramento Kings guard Davion Mitchell. He can score and hit three-pointers all while locking up some of the best players in the league and I believe Washington could very well be on that same path!
He’s currently averaging 11.0 points a game while helping them reach a 15-1 record so far this season.
Washington is a big, athletic, lengthy guard, which is what Adams and his staff have been trying to bring in and target, are those guys who can score but also guard on the defensive end.
He has the ball-handling ability to run the point guard position which could greatly benefit Tech when he gets to Lubbock because that versatility is a much-needed skill, especially when playing in College Basketball in today’s day in age!
Where He Fits in with Texas Tech:
Where I see Washington fitting in with this team is being the future of the backcourt with him and current Red Raider commit Richard “Pop Pop” Isaacs.
It has been a while since the Red Raiders have had an elite backcourt but with these two guys manning, it could very well develop into one of the best in the country!
The Class of 2022 is currently ranked 47th. This gives Mark Adams and his staff a good glimpse at the future.
Red Raider fans should be ecstatic to have him here in Lubbock, and Mark Adams and company are only getting started with Washington!
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