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

Honors & Awards

  • Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017)
  • First-Team All-Oakland (2013, 2014)
  • Second-Team All-OAL (ContraCosta Times, 2012)

Sophomore (2016-17)
Darrien Washington saw increased playing time inside for the Huskers as a third-year sophomore, averaging 2.3 points and 3.0 rebounds in 12 minutes per game. She missed six of Nebraska's last seven games with a knee injury suffered in practice following NU's game at Ohio State (Jan. 29). Washington played two minutes in Nebraska's overtime win over Michigan State (Feb. 26).

She scored a career-high seven points and matched a career high with six rebounds in Nebraska’s win over San Jose State on Dec. 9. She followed with six points, four rebounds and her second career assist at Creighton on Dec. 18. She pitched in four points and four rebounds in 10 minutes against No. 1 UConn on Dec. 21. She matched her career high for the third time this season with six rebounds at Iowa on Dec. 31.

Washington had three points and set her career high with six rebounds against Washington State at the South Point Shootout on Nov. 26. She opened the season with two points and tied her then-career high with five rebounds in a career-high 20 minutes in NU’s win over UTRGV on Nov. 12. She added two points and four boards in 12 minutes of work in NU’s win over Colorado State on Nov. 17.

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

She 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.

Washington 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.

Personal
Darrien is the daughter of BJ Washington. Darrien was born April 11, 1996. She has a younger sister. Darrien is an animal science major at Nebraska. She is a three-time member of the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2015, 2016, 2017). 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 Rachel Blackburn.
  3. Darrien dislikes strawberries, bananas and hot dogs.
  4. Her favorite animal in the world is the lion.
  5. She really likes French fries.

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

2016-17

23-0

22-53

.415

0-0

.000

9-27

.333

68-3.0

35-0

2

34

3

8

53-2.3

Career

33-0

30-68

.441

0-0

.000

13-40

.325

87-2.6

42-0

3

39

4

9

73-2.2

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