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Darrien Washington
Player Profile:
Darrien Washington 1773749
Position: Forward
Height: 6'2"
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Oakland, Calif.
High School: Skyline
Major: Animal Science

Honors & Awards

  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016)
  • First-Team All-Oakland (2013, 2014)
  • Second-Team All-OAL (ContraCosta Times, 2012)

Redshirt Freshman (2015-16)
Darrien Washington competed for time in a deep and talented Nebraska post rotation as a redshirt freshman in 2015-16.

The 6-2 forward from Oakland, Calif., made an impressive debut with six points, five rebounds and an assist in just eight minutes in NU’s victory over Arkansas Pine Bluff on Nov. 14. She added three points, five rebounds and her first career steal in the win over North Florida on Nov. 16.

She missed Nebraska’s next seven games before returning for one minute of first half action against Northern Arizona on Dec. 19. Washington did not play in NU’s next three games, before making her Big Ten debut with three points and two rebounds in five minutes at No. 8 Maryland on Jan. 7.

She battled a nagging knee injury for several games, but returned at near full strength in the win over Penn State Feb. 2. She scored five points while adding a rebound and a block in six minutes in the win over the Lady Lions

For the season, Washington scored 20 points and grabbed 19 rebounds in just 39 total minutes.
Washington demonstrated similar production during Nebraska’s four-game summer tour of Australia in August. She averaged 5.5 points and 7.3 rebounds in just 17.3 minutes per game off the bench for the Big Red against the collection of Australian professional teams.

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.

Redshirt (2014-15)
Washington redshirted in her first season at Nebraska in 2014-15. Off the court, she earned a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2015.

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 Husker Natalie Romeo.

Personal
Darrien is the daughter of BJ Washington. Darrien was born April 11, 1996. She has a younger sister. Darrien is majoring in animal science at Nebraska. She earned a spot on the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team in 2015. 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

 

Redshirt

 

 

.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2015-16

10-0

8-15

.533

0-0

.000

4-13

.308

19-1.9

7-0

1

5

1

1

20-2.0

Career

10-0

8-15

.533

0-0

.000

4-13

.308

19-1.9

7-0

1

5

1

1

20-2.0

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