Senior Forward Earns Honor for Second-Straight Season
Five Cowboys Score in Double Figures
Game Set to Tip at 7 p.m. MT in Arena-Auditorium
Game Set to Tip at 7 p.m. MT
Gilmore and Nance Both Scored 14 Points
Wyoming vs. New Mexico: MW Quarterfinals
Wyoming vs. Nevada (AP)
Wyoming vs. Fresno State - AP Photos (2/16/13)
Senior Forward Posts 10th Double-Double of Season to Key Season Sweep
Wyoming vs. Boise State - AP Photos
2012-13: Despite being slowed by ankle and back injuries over the last month of the season, Leonard Washington started 32 of Wyoming's games in 2012-13 to earn Third Team All-MW and All-Defensive Team honors. He paced the Pokes in points (12.5), rebounds (8.9), blocks (1.7), steals (1.3) and double-doubles (12), while tying a team-high with 23 games in double-figure points. His 12 double-doubles ranked second in the Mountain West during the regular season, while he finished the season ranked in the top 10 of four MW statistical categories. He ranked second in blocks, fourth in rebounds, second in defensive rebounds (6.6) and eighth in steals. Late in the season he notched four-consecutive double-doubles, becoming the first Cowboy to accomplish the feat since Justin Williams during the 2005-06 season. Washington's top performance was 19 points, 11 rebounds, two assists, two blocks and two steals at SMU on Jan. 2 to earn MW Player of the Week. He also posted a season-high 22 points against Colorado on Dec. 1 to help Wyoming topple the No. 19 Buffs. He grabbed a career-high 15 rebounds at Boise State on Feb. 9. Washington finished the season with 55 blocks, good for seventh on UW's single-season list and 92 in his career for 10th in career blocks. He had three or more blocks in nine games in 2012-13. He finished his career with 45 double-figure scoring games, including five with more than 20, and 18 career double-doubles. His 1.4 blocks per game were fourth in UW history. He was also named to the NABC All-District 17 Second Team for a second-straight year.
2011-12: A Second Team All-MW selection, Washington had a breakout year for the Cowboys in 2011-12. He averaged 12.9 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.2 steals and 1.1 blocks in 32 starts to rank in the top 10 of six MW categories. He led the league in blocks and field goal percentage (56.0), while ranking ninth in scoring and sixth in rebounds. He also ranked fourth in defensive rebounds (5.4) and 10th in free throw percentage (71.4). He scored in double figures in a team-high 22 games and notched six double-doubles, including four in the last six games of the season. He topped the 20-point mark in four games. His best performance of the season was 32 points, 14 rebounds, two steals and a block against Colorado State on Jan. 21 to earn MW Player of the Week. He also scored more than 20 against TCU twice and North Dakota State once. He had two games with four blocks during the season and five games with three steals, while making a team-high 155 field goals and 100 free throws. He was also named to the NABC All-District 17 Second Team.
2010-11: Washington used a redshirt to satisfy NCAA transfer rules and was able to practice with the team all season and participate in most team activities.
Before Wyoming: Washington played for the USC Trojans during the 2008-09 and 2009-10 seasons. During his freshman season of 2008-09, the Trojans made a late-season run and won the Pac-10 Tournament and advanced to the NCAA Tournament. They defeated Boston College, 69-55, in the first round but fell to Michigan State, 74-69, in the second round. In that loss to Michigan State, Washington started the game, scored 10 points and had seven rebounds. Washington played in 30 games and started 13 as a freshman. He played his best basketball of the season during the first 10 games, before a sprained left ankle on Dec. 22 forced him to miss five games. Prior to the injury, Washington was averaging 9.8 points and 6.7 rebounds a game. USC finished 22-13 overall and 9-9 in the Pac-10 in 2008-09.
As a sophomore in 2009-10, Washington played in 20 games and averaged 6.2 points and 4.4 rebounds. He scored a season-high 11 points at Oregon State on Jan. 28 and posted a season-high eight rebounds three times. The Trojans finished 16-14 overall and 10-8 in the Pac-10.
Washington, a native of Lake Charles, La., attended Washington/Marion Magnet High School. During his senior season he averaged 22.0 points and 13.0 rebounds a game. He garnered Louisiana All-State honors as both a junior and senior. HoopScoop ranked him as the No. 54 recruit in the nation in the 2007 class. He led his high school to the Louisiana State Final as a senior. His high school coach was Mack Guillory.
Personal: Washington was born on July 25, 1988 in Lake Charles, La. He is the son of Jacqueline Francois Washington. He has three siblings, Aishia, Charles and Marlon. He is majoring in social science.