Returning three-year starter at forward for the Hokies ... Strong candidate for pre-season honors ... One of the top athletes in college basketball ... Has the potential to have a breakout season as a senior ... Game has improved consistently since arriving in Blacksburg ... Can play either forward position, but will play primarily at the small forward spot this season ... Extremely athletic player who has been a consistent contributor since arriving on campus ... Outstanding leaper who attacks the rim ... Has a tremendous work ethic and 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. 2006-07: Appeared in all 34 games, starting 32 times ... Led the team in rebounding at 5.3 rebounds per game and second on the team in scoring at 12.0 points per game ... Second on the team in blocked shots, with 35 ... Led Hokie starters with a .503 field goal percentage ... Earned the start and played 21 minutes in the season opener against Coppin State ... Went 5-of-12 from the field, and hit a free throw and a three-pointer for a total of 12 points ... Also grabbed four rebounds and made one steal ... Started and played 20 minutes against West Florida ... Went 6-of-12 from the field and 6-of-9 from the line for 18 points, his second game in double-digits ... Tied his career-high in assists with four ... Took six boards and nabbed two steals ... Earned the start and played 25 minutes against Western Michigan ... Shot 5-of-9, while going 7-of-10 at the line, for 17 points ... Started and played 25 minutes against Montana ... Started and played 24 minutes against Southern Illinois ... Shot 7-of-10, including two from three-point range and two from the line for a game-high 18 points ... Started and played 26 minutes in the win over Iowa ... Chipped in nine points ... Against George Washington, he started and played 26 minutes ... Shot 3-of-4 from the line ... Started and played 27 minutes in the win over Old Dominion ... Recorded a game-high 18 points off of 8-of-9 shooting, including one from beyond the arc and one at the charity stripe ... Put in 13 points over 31 minutes in the start against Appalachian State ... Sank 4-of-8 from the field and 5-of-9 from the foul line ... Tied his career-high in blocks with five ... Started and played 25 minutes against Wake Forest ... Totaled nine points with 3-of-5 shooting, one beyond the arc and going 2-of-2 from the foul line ... Logged 29 minutes in the start against Seton Hall ... Earned eight points in 3-of-7 shooting and 2-of-4 at the charity strip ... Grabbed nine boards ... Recorded 15 points over 32 minutes in the start against Campbell ... Shot 7-of-12 from the field ... Handed out a career-high seven assists ... Started and played 17 minutes against Marshall ... Started and played 33 minutes against Richmond ... Played 35 minutes against Duke, totaling 11 points ... Grabbed eight rebounds and tied his career high in steals with four ... Started and played 27 minutes against UNC Greensboro ... Put in eight points, going 3-of-4 from the line ... Nabbed eight rebounds ... Started and played 10 minutes against No. 1 North Carolina ... Started and played 30 minutes against Florida State ... Went 7-of-11 from the floor, including 2-of-3 from beyond the arc and 2-of-4 from the line for 18 points ... Started and played 23 minutes against Maryland ... Grabbed seven boards ... Played 30 minutes in the start against Miami ... Went 8-of-11 and made two threes, while shooting 5-of-7 from the line for 23 points .... Grabbed 10 boards ... Came off the bench and played 28 minutes ... Put in seven points ... Started and played 33 minutes ... Put in 12 points from 5-of-11 shooting and two from the line ... Started and played 31 minutes against Boston College ... Went 7-of-11 from the field and chipped in 4-of-6 from the line for 18 points ... Scored 22 points in the start against Virginia ... Went 9-of-16 from the field and 3-of-4 from the line ... Grabbed 10 rebounds ... Started and played 33 minutes against UNC .. Grabbed a career-high 14 boards ... Put in 12 points for the double-double ... Played 25 minutes in the start against NC State ... Chipped in five points and had two blocks and steals ... Started and played 39 minutes against Boston College ... Went 8-of-12 from the line and chipped in two from the charity stripe for 19 points ... Started and played 32 minutes against Miami, recording 12 points ... Shot 4-of-7 from the field ... Played 33 minutes against Virginia, earning nine points ... Played 34 minutes against Clemson ... Shot 5-of-9 from the field for 11 points ... Grabbed six rebounds and made two steals ... Started and played 21 minutes in the ACC tournament opener against Wake Forest ... Shot 5-of-9 from the field and 3-of-5 from the line for 13 points ... Started and played against NC State ... Shot 4-of-8 from the field, including a trey, and shot a perfect two at the line for 11 points ... Dished out two assists and grabbed two rebounds ... Started and played 31 minutes against Illinois in the first round of the NCAA Tournament ... Set a career high in treys made with three ... Added two from the field and one from the line for a team-high 14 points ... Started and played 38 minutes against Southern Illinois in the second round of the NCAA Tournament ... Put up 15 points and grabbed five rebounds ... Had two blocks and one steal. 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 ... 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 as a defensive back 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 sociology.