Long Beach State men’s basketball have brought in another elite talent and Division I transfer this week. Point guard Isaiah Washington will join the Beach after stops at Iona and Minnesota. He was also named Mr. Basketball in the state of New York during his prep career.
“Washington has the ability to create his own shot, make players around him better, and help push our pace back where we like it,” LBSU coach Dan Monson said. “He has one year of eligibility left in his college career, and we think he will have the opportunity to make it a great one at the Beach.”
Washington was a consensus top 100 recruit out of St. Raymond’s High School in New York. The 6’1” point guard averaged 8.7 points, 2.6 rebounds and 2.3 assists per game as a freshman at Minnesota.
After transferring to Iona, Washington averaged 11.4 points 5.1 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game while playing over 33 minutes per game. He will have one year of eligibility at LBSU.
“With our last scholarship we felt we needed an X factor who could come in, move the needle, and help a team that has nearly everyone back turn the tables and have a successful season,” Monson said. “We think Isaiah Washington is that player.”