Published Thu, Jul 19, 2012 2:56 pm
Updated Thu, Jul 19, 2012 10:13 pm
After playing for both Turkey and Uruguay, former Ohio forward DeVaughn Washington has now signed with WBC Kraftwerk Wels in Austria. WBC Kraftwerk Wels has been a member of the Austria's top league since 2003.
"It feels great to get ready to head back out across the water!" Washington said. "I'm blessed to have the oppurtunity to keep pursuing my dreams and I'm just ready to go out and showcase my skills and all the hard work I been putting in all summer as I keep progressing up the ladder in FIBA international basketball."
Before heading to Turkey, Washington had a brief work out with the Boston Celtics, but then decided to head to Europe. Washington played 24 games with Gelisim Koleji in Turkey where he averaged 11 points per game and grabbed a little over six boards a game. During his time in Turkey he shot 50 percent from the field. When he moved to Uruguay, he played for Bohemios where he scored 16.4 points a game and grabbed 9.2 rebounds a game.
During the 2009-2010 season at Ohio, Washington was tied for third on the team in scoring with 11.3 points per game and was one of five members scoring in double figures. He also led the team in shooting percentage while shooting 50.9 percent from the floor.
Other former Ohio players have become stand outs overseas. Forward Tommy Freeman plays for the Worcester Wolves in England and was named Molten BBL Player of the Month back in February. Last season, Freeman played in 35 games for the Wolves and averaged 19.7 points per game. Freeman is also playing summer leauge ball for the Team Paris in the Eurobasket Summer League and is currently averaging 11 points per game.