JC Washington, a 6-foot-7 forward from Trinity Valley (Texas) Community College, has signed with the Charlotte 49ers.
Washington, who started his college career at Houston, averaged 10.2 points and 6.4 rebounds for Trinity Valley, which advanced as the top seed to the semifinals of last season’s National Junior College Athletic Association tournament semifinals.
“JC, who played on the number one junior college team in the country, is a winner that is used to winning,” 49ers coach Mark Price said in a statement. “He is a very physical inside player. He gives us another rebounder and physical presence inside that we were lacking at times last season.
“We are excited to add JC as another great piece to what we are trying to build here at Charlotte.”
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Washington will have two seasons of eligibility remaining with the 49ers, starting with the 2016-17 season. He played in 27 games as a freshman at Houston but left after one season, saying he wanted to “find another school where I can have a bigger impact on the court,” according to the Houston Chronicle.
Washington is the third player in Charlotte’s 2016 recruiting class, joining forward Najee Garvin and guard Quentin Jackson.