Returning two-year starter at forward for the Hokies ... Can play either forward position ... Extremely athletic player who has been a consistent contributor since arriving on campus ... Outstanding leaper who attacks the rim ... Tremendous work ethic; a player who wants to be coached ... Has worked hard to get stronger and improve his skill level ... Relentless player who plays hard every play ... Fits the Virginia Tech system well.
2005-06: Played in 29 games and started 28 times ... Fourth on the team in scoring (10.5 ppg) and third in rebounding average (5.0 rpg) ... Started and played 28 minutes against Radford ... Scored seven points and grabbed six boards ... Started and played 24 minutes against Bowling Green, scoring 17 points, including 14 points in the second half ... Shot 5-of-7 from the field and 7-for-8 from the foul line ... Started and played 34 minutes against Western Carolina ... Scored 10 points and grabbed four boards ... Set a career-high with four steals ... Started and played a career-high 40 minutes against Mount St. Mary's ... Set or matched career-highs in six different categories ... Tied a career high with 24 points on 8-of-10 shooting ... Also added eight points from the foul line ... Grabbed 10 rebounds to enjoy first career double-double ... Set a career-high with five blocked shots ... Also added three steals and an assist ... Started and played 36 minutes against Marshall ... Scored a game-high 17 points on 7-of-14 shooting from the field ... Grabbed six rebounds, and added three blocks, two assists and a steal ... Started and played 29 minutes against Morgan State ... Scored a game-high 16 points on 6-of-10 shooting from the field ... Hit 4-of-5 free throw attempts ... Started and played 36 minutes at Ohio State ... Scored nine points on 4-of-6 shooting from the field ... Grabbed four rebounds ... Started and played 28 minutes at Duke ... Scored 10 points on 4-of-7 shooting from the field ... Grabbed six rebounds and added three assists, three steals and a block ... Scored 10 points against St. John's ... Had seven points and eight rebounds in the win over Stanford ... Also blocked two shots ... Scored 15 points in 36 minutes against William & Mary ... Amassed a career-high with 11 rebounds at Old Dominion ... Scored four points and added two steals ... Scored 19 points at JMU on 6-of-9 shooting from the field ... Also hit 7-of-8 free throws and matched a season-high with four steals ... Scored 11 points and matched a career-high with four steals against North Carolina ... Shot 4-of-8 from the field ... Grabbed five boards and blocked two shots ... Scored nine points and grabbed seven rebounds at Maryland ... Scored 12 points and grabbed seven boards against Duke ... Shot 6-for-10 from the field ... Added two blocks ... Did not play at Wake Forest ... Scored 21 points against Georgia Tech, the most points he has scored in an ACC game ... Went 8-for-11 from the field, including 2-for-3 from beyond the three-point arc ... Also chipped in six rebounds ... Hit the game-winning free throw with less than one second remaining in the contest ... Grabbed five boards against Boston College ... Scored 12 points and grabbed four rebounds at Clemson ... Added three steals and two assists ... Scored eight points and grabbed four rebounds at Virginia ... Shot 4-of-5 from the field ... Scored 15 points and matched a career-high with four steals ... Shot 7-for-12 from the field ... Added five rebounds and four blocks.
2004-05: Was one of the top freshmen in the ACC ... Started all 30 games for the Hokies and led the team in scoring in the first two games ... Is second on the team in field goal percentage and fourth in rebounding ... Played 24 minutes in season opener against Loyola ... Went 9-of-11 from the floor, for 20 points ... Dished out three assists and had two rebounds ... Went 10-of-12 from the floor against Maryland-Eastern Shore for 24 points in 22 minutes ... Grabbed five rebounds in the win ... Blocked the first shot of his career against William & Mary ... Played a then career-high 33 minutes in the same game ... Pulled down nine rebounds against UT-Chattanooga ... Had nine rebounds against VMI ... Tallied 15 points and two blocks in the same game ... Had a block against St. John's ... Grabbed a career-high 10 rebounds against James Madison ... Tallied seven points and five rebounds against North Carolina ... Had seven points and three blocks versus Western Michigan ... Scored two points against Morgan State ... Had four points against Mississippi State ... Grabbed seven rebounds against Florida State ... Totaled eight points and pulled down five rebounds versus Bethune-Cookman ... Scored 10 points and had eight rebounds in the win versus Clemson ... Had two points and a block against NC State ... Corralled six rebounds and totaled four points in the win over Georgia Tech ... Scored 14 points and five rebounds in the win over Virginia ... Had six points and three rebounds at Duke ... Netted 14 points and dished out a career-high four assists against Miami ... Had two points and two boards against Wake Forest ... Tied his career-high in blocks and steals against Maryland with three apiece ... Totaled six points in the game ... Scored nine points and had eight boards against Virginia ... Grabbed three boards in the win over Duke ... Had six points against NC State ... Connected on six-of-nine shooting for 12 points at Clemson ... Also pulled down seven rebounds ... Tallied 12 points and 8 boards in the win over Maryland ... Had five points and six rebounds against Georgia Tech in the ACC Tournament ... Pulled down four rebounds in the NIT win over Temple ... Had five points, four assists and four steals against Memphis in the second round of the NIT.
High School: Played for Coach Trevor Brown at National Christian Academy in Fort Washington, Md. ... Averaged 16.7 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 3.0 blocked shots per game at NCA as a senior ...Was ranked #87 by HoopScoop and #124 nationally by Rivals.com entering his senior season and was ranked the No. 2 wing forward by MarylandPrepHoops.com ... Averaged 11.5 points per game and made 65 three-pointers for National Christian as a junior, when he missed nine games in the middle of season due to a broken wrist.
Personal: Deron R. Washington ... Born Dec. 12, 1985, in Florissant, Mo. ... Son of Lionel and Denise Washington ... Has one older and one younger sister ... Father played football at Tulane and played 15 seasons in the NFL and currently is an assistant coach with the Green Bay Packers ... Mother played basketball at Xavier University in New Orleans ... Mother was moved to Blacksburg in Fall 2005 after losing her home when Hurricane Katrina struck New Orleans, where she was a teacher ... She is currently living and working in the New River Valley ... Majoring in apparel, housing, resource management, with an option in housing.