Stepping Stones: Richard Washington, San Jose State

Photo courtesy of Greg Rowland
Photo courtesy of Greg Rowland

This is the first installment in TCC Athletics' 2019 Stepping Stones series. 


TALLAHASSEE FLA. (July 15, 2019)— Tallahassee Community College men's basketball standout Richard Washington has signed a national letter of intent with San Jose State University. 

Washington, who is from Newport News, Va., joined the Eagles as a transfer from Wake Forest University in 2018. He played his freshman season with the Demon Deacons in 2016-17 but redshirted in 2017-18 due to an injury.

The 6-foot-6 guard averaged 16.6 points, 8.1 rebounds and 3.1 assists during his sophomore season at Tallahassee. In the Eagles' win over Andrew (Ga.) College on November 28, he posted school-records of 45 points and 10 three-pointers. 

Washington was named to the All-Panhandle Conference First-team and received academic honors from both the FCSAA and the Panhandle Conference in 2019. 

Located in San Jose, Calif., the NCAA Division I Spartans compete in the Mountain West Conference.