Honors & Awards
- First-Team All-Oakland (2013)
- Second-Team All-OAL (ContraCosta Times, 2012)
Darrien Washington followed her Cal Stars Elite point guard to Lincoln, committing to the Huskers in September. Washington teamed with fellow Husker recruit Natalie 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 16.4 points, 12.6 rebounds and 4.9 blocks for Oakland Skyline High School as a junior in 2012-13.
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. She was a first-team All-Oakland selection in the Bay Area League in 2012-13.
“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 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.”
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 High School 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.
Darrien is the daughter of BJ Washington and has a younger sister. Darrien chose Nebraska over Utah, Oregon, Oregon State and UC Santa Barbara.