Kodi signs with USI

EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Basketball announced the signing of junior guard Sam Kodi (Manchester, New Hampshire) for the 2024-25 season. Kodi is the fifth player to sign with USI and Head Coach Stan Gouard this spring.

“Sam is a very talented and versatile guard who will thrive in our up-tempo style of play,” said Gouard.  “He’s a great passer and floor general with play-making ability. Sam’s winning mindset will be a great addition to our program’s culture.”

Kodi joins USI after playing last season at West Texas College in 2023-24. The 6-foot-3 guard averaged 10.5 points, 4.8 rebounds, and 7.3 assists per game in 24 appearances last season.

Prior to his year at West Texas, Washington spent a year at Southern New Hampshire University as a freshman. He averaged 2.6 points and 1.3 rebounds in 27 games.

Before entering the collegiate ranks, Washington lettered in basketball at Bradford Christian Academy (Lawrence, New Hampshire).

The Screaming Eagles reached the Ohio Valley Conference Championship post-season in 2023-24 marking the second-straight season since USI made the transition to NCAA Division I. USI appeared in the 2023 College Basketball Invitational during its first transition year.