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#50 Darrien Washington
Position: Forward
Height: 6'2"
Year: Freshman
Hometown: Oakland, Calif.
High School: Skyline

Honors & Awards

  • First-Team All-Oakland (2013, 2014)
  • Second-Team All-OAL (ContraCosta Times, 2012)

Redshirt (2014-15)
Darrien Washington joined Cal Stars Elite teammate Natalie Romeo in committing to Nebraska in September of 2013. Washington teamed with Romeo to power the Cal Stars Elite to a 54-3 overall record in 2013 and a national runner-up finish.

A late-comer to basketball, Washington averaged 16.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 4.1 blocks for Oakland Skyline High School as a senior in 2013-14. Washington captured first-team All-Oakland honors for the second straight season as a senior.

She is redshirting in her first year at Nebraska in 2014-15.

Washington is a back-to-the-basket post player who can catch the ball and go to work in traffic on the block, something Nebraska has not featured in several seasons.

“We love Darrien’s size and mobility. She is strong, runs the floor well and works hard on defense,” Nebraska Coach Connie Yori said. “She has played with some of the top guards in the nation on her Cal Stars Elite team, so she knows how to play with great players. She has good instincts, can move really well for a big player and finishes in transition. She is also a pretty good back-to-the-basket scorer. Darrien has a lot of upside, and we’re excited to help develop her skills.”

Before Nebraska
Washington wrapped up her career at Oakland Skyline High School with an outstanding senior season, earning first-team All-Oakland honors after averaging 16.5 points, 11.5 rebounds and 4.1 blocks per game for 21-9 Skyline in 2013-14. Washington's abilities were featured in a 77-40 victory over San Leandro KIPP King, when she erupted for 32 points and pulled down 23 rebounds while blocking six shots.

Washington finished her high school career with 1,181 points over 101 career games to average 11.7 points per game. She also averaged 9.8 rebounds per contest, coming up just short of 1,000 career rebounds despite playing sparingly as a freshman.

Washington was a first-team All-Oakland selection in the Bay Area League in 2012-13. She averaged 16.4 points, 12.6 rebounds and 4.9 blocks for Oakland Skyline as a junior in 2012-13. One of her top performances came on Nov. 28, 2012 against Washington-San Francisco, when she had 27 points, 17 rebounds and six blocked shots in a 50-47 win. She helped Skyline to a 17-10 record as a junior and was an all-state candidate out of the CIF San Francisco/Oakland section.

As a sophomore, Washington earned second-team All-OAL honors from the ContraCosta Times in 2011-12. She averaged 9.9 points, 10.6 rebounds and 3.3 blocks per contest for a Skyline team that went 21-6.

Washington also played on the Cal Stars Elite team that finished as the national runner-up in the summer of 2013. She competed alongside fellow Nebraska incoming freshman Natalie Romeo.

Personal
Darrien is the daughter of BJ Washington. Darrien was born April 11, 1996. She has a younger sister. Darrien has not declared a major at Nebraska. She chose Nebraska over Utah, Oregon, Oregon State and UC Santa Barbara.

Five Facts About Darrien

  1. Darrien likes to sing.
  2. Her best friend is Natalie Romeo.
  3. Darrien dislikes strawberries, bananas and hot dogs.
  4. Her favorite animal in the world is the lion.
  5. She likes baby petroleum jelly.

Washington's Career Statistics

Year

G-GS

FG-FGA

Pct.

3P-3PA

Pct.

FT-FTA

Pct.

TRB-Avg.

PF-D

A

TO

Blk

ST

Pts-Avg.

2014-15

0-0

0-0

.000

0-0

.000

0-0

.000

0-0.0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0-0.0

Career

0-0

0-0

.000

0-0

.000

0-0

.000

0-0.0

0-0

0

0

0

0

0-0.0