USC big man Curtis Washington told the AJC this weekend that he is transferring to Georgia State.
The 6-foot-10, 240-pound forward committed to Georgia State during an official visit this weekend. It was Washington’s first basketball recruiting trip, and he said he also had interest from Western Kentucky, Tennessee and Texas Tech, among others.
“It was really a good fit,” Washington said. “I kind of came down on the visit, not knowing what was going to happen and whether I would like it or not. I just kind of fell in love with the place, the coaches, and my [future] teammates.
“It’s really going to be nice to move closer to home to my family and my grandfather that’s there [in Georgia] … who is not doing too well.”
Washington is from Elizabethtown, Ky., while his grandfather lives around two hours from Atlanta near Macon.
Washington signed with the California school in 2009. He was red-shirted his first season at USC and said he qualified from a medical redshirt last season. Washington said he will have three years of eligibility at Georgia State, and will apply to the NCAA for special waiver to be able to play this season.
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