Jason Washburn

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Jason Washburn
Jason Washburn.jpg
Washburn with Yokohama B-Corsairs
No. 41 – U BT Cluj-Napoca
PositionCenter
LeagueLiga Națională
FIBA Europe Cup
Personal information
Born (1990-06-05) June 5, 1990 (age 29)
NationalityAmerican
Listed height7 ft 0 in (2.13 m)
Listed weight245 lb (111 kg)
Career information
High schoolBattle Creek Central
(Battle Creek, Michigan)
CollegeUtah (2009–2013)
NBA draft2013 / Undrafted
Playing career2013–present
Career history
2013–2014Cherkaski Mavpy
2014Tsmoki-Minsk
2014–2015Basic-Fit Brussels
2015–2016Sigal Prishtina
2016–2018Yokohama B-Corsairs
2018–presentU BT Cluj-Napoca

Jason Washburn (born June 5, 1990) is a Bulgarian-American professional basketball player who currently plays for the U BT Cluj-Napoca. He played college basketball for the University of Utah.

High school career[edit]

Washburn attended his hometown's Battle Creek Central High School, leading the team to the district championship and regional finals as a senior and district championships as a junior. As a junior, he averaged 17 points, eight rebounds and five blocked shots per game while averaging a double-double as a senior, with at least two triple-doubles (points, rebounds, blocks). He became the all-time blocks leader at BCC and set a new school record for blocks in a season and blocks in a game.[1]

College career[edit]

As a four-year player at Utah, Washburn appeared in 123 games with 70 starts and averaged 8.7 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 22.4 minutes per game,[2] finishing as the Utes' leading scorer (11.4 ppg), rebounder (6.2 rpg) and shot blocker (1.4 bpg) as a junior in 2011–12.[1]

Professional career[edit]

On June 12, 2013, Washburn signed with Cherkaski Mavpy of the Ukrainian Basketball SuperLeague for the 2013–14 season.[3] After averaging 14.1 points and 6.3 rebounds per game, he left Cherkaski on February 27, 2014.[4] Four days later, he signed a one-month deal with Tsmoki-Minsk of the Belarusian Premier League.[5]

On May 20, 2014, Washburn signed with Basic-Fit Brussels of the Belgian Ethias League,[6] and that offseason, he joined the Utah Jazz for the 2014 Las Vegas Summer League.[7] During the 2014–15 season, he played 27 games with the Belgian outfit, starting six and posting averages of 8.9 points, 3.9 rebounds and 0.8 blocks in 18.7 minutes per game.[2]

On September 15, 2015, Washburn signed with the Charlotte Hornets.[2] However, he was waived on October 23 after appearing in four preseason games.[8] On November 3, he signed with Sigal Prishtina of the Kosovo Basketball Superleague.[9]

In August 2016 Washburn signed with the Yokohama B-Corsairs for the inaugural season of the Japanese B.League.[10] He was injured most of the 2017-18 season and missed most of the year. On August 21, 2018, Washburn signed with the Romanian club U BT Cluj-Napoca.[11]

Personal life[edit]

Washburn is the son of Bob Washburn and Dawn Lewis and majored in Mass Communication.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c "Jason Washburn Bio". UtahUtes.com. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  2. ^ a b c "Charlotte Hornets Add Thompson and Washburn to Training Camp Roster". NBA.com. September 15, 2015. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  3. ^ "Cherkasy Monkeys sign rookie Jason Washburn". Sportando.com. June 12, 2013. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  4. ^ "Jason Washburn, Terry Smith leave Cherkasy Monkeys". Sportando.com. February 27, 2014. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  5. ^ "Jason Washburn signs with Tsmoki Minsk". Sportando.com. March 3, 2014. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  6. ^ "Basic-Fit Bruxelles announce Jason Washburn, DJ Covington". Sportando.com. May 20, 2014. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  7. ^ "Utah Jazz Summer League Roster Rundown". SaltCityHoops.com. July 11, 2014. Retrieved September 16, 2015.
  8. ^ "Hornets Waive Four Players". NBA.com. October 23, 2015. Retrieved October 23, 2015.
  9. ^ "Sigal Prishtina e zyrtarizon përforcimin e ri (FOTO)". lajmi.net. November 3, 2015. Retrieved November 3, 2015.
  10. ^ "ジェイソン・ウォッシュバーン選手 契約基本合意のお知らせ" [Notification of contract with Jason Washburn] (in Japanese). 12 August 2016. Retrieved 20 September 2016.
  11. ^ "Jason Washburn signs with Cluj". Sportando. Retrieved August 21, 2018.

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