Nov. 15, 2012
ATHENS, Ga. --- Halle Washington, a 6-3, forward from Bossier City, La., inked a letter-of-intent to play basketball collegiately for the Georgia Lady Bulldogs on Thursday, head coach Andy Landers has announced.
Washington is rated as the nation's No. 30 overall prospect and No. 10 forward by ESPN's Hoopgurlz.
"Halle is obviously very well thought of on the national level and rightfully so," Landers said. "She a tremendous competitor…a warrior. She has a complete skill set, is eager to develop and fits very well into our style of play."
Washington was named second-team all-state by the Louisiana Sports Writers Association for Class 5A as a junior after averaging 14.9 points, 9.3 rebounds 2.6 blocks and 2.2 steals per game for Parkway High School. As a sophomore, Washington was tabbed honorable mention all-state and first-team All-Metro by the Shreveport Times.
Washington signed her papers at Parkway on Thursday morning.
"I told everyone that was there for the signing that what makes her such a special ballplayer is that Halle realizes she has a God-given ability and she works hard every single day to make the most of that," Parkway coach Aaron Megee said. "She's a hard worker who was blessed with skill and to be really tall. Halle competes every day to be the best she can be. That's what separates her from the other 6-2 kids that are out there."
Washington is the Lady Bulldogs' third signee of the weeklong NCAA early signing period. On Wednesday, Georgia received papers from Samantha Glodis and Sydnei McCaskill. Glodis, a 6-3, forward from Dwyer High School in West Palm Beach, Fla., is rated as the nation's No. 18 post prospect by Hoopgurlz. McCaskill, a 5-7, guard from Dr. Phillips High School in Orlando, Fla., is rated as the nation's No. 86 overall prospect by ESPN.