Washington signs with USI


EVANSVILLE, Ind. – University of Southern Indiana Men’s Basketball announced the signing of junior forward Jared Washington (Venus, Texas) for the 2024-25 season. Washington is the fourth player to sign with USI and Head CoacStan Gouard this spring.

“Jared is a highly skilled guard who can play multiple positions with his size and athletic ability,” Gouard said. “He’s a gifted shooter and is a true two-way player that takes pride in guarding multiple positions.

“Playing at Weatherford College has given him the opportunity to compete against and alongside some of the top competition in the country,” continued Gouard. “We are extremely excited to welcome Jared to the family.”

Washington comes to USI after playing last season at Weatherford where he set the Coyotes’ single season record for points with 585 points. The 6-foot-3 guard also was the North Texas Junior College Athletic Conference Player of the Year, first-team All-Conference, All-Region V, and honorable mention NJCAA All-American after averaging 18.8 points, 5.6 rebounds, and 1.6 assists per game.

Prior to his year at Weatherford, Washington spent a year at Midwestern State University as a freshman. He averaged 4.3 points and 1.9 rebounds in 17 games.

Before entering the collegiate ranks, Washington lettered in basketball at Mansfield High School (Mansfield, Texas). He was a three-time first-team All-District and All Regional selection (2020, 2021, 2022), while earning the district MVP honor twice (2021, 2022).

Mansfield and Washington also combined to earn the state championship in 2019 and 2020.

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.