OTH FIRST FIVE 2022: No. 4 Ajani Washington

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No. 4: Ajani Washington, Concordia Lutheran

When you talk about above the rim talent, you are usually focusing on the offensive end. Yet, in the last year one of the most standout things to see in the area has been Washington playing above the rim defensively. No shot is safe when Washington is on the defensive prowl and that should say a lot about him considering how high level his offense can be too. Offensively, Washington has the chance to reach 1,000 career points which would make him just the seventh player in Cadet history to do so and he is only a junior. Last season, Washington led Concordia with 19.7 points per game, also averaging team highs in rebounding (4.8), assists (4.1) and steals (1.7). He bookended last season with 40 and 26 point games against Leo and scored in double figures in 23 of 25 games while shooting 44 percent from the field


“Ajani Washington is an unbelievable talent. He has the ability to score at a very high level and at all three phases of the game. Ajani can just take over a game, whether that is distributing the ball to his teammates or making big shots when the team needs it. He is a competitor that doesn’t like to lose. He has been a joy to coach and it has been fun to watch him develop into the player that he is today. I am proud of the way he has challenged himself as a leader, as a teammate, and as a competitor.” – Concordia Lutheran coach Phil Brackmann

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