Prospect Spotlight: Tejai Washington (2019)

Grassroots
Nevada

Posted On: 12/13/17 12:00 PM

Currently checking in as Nevada’s 35th-ranked 2019, Rancho 5-foot-9 guard Tejai Washington is hoping to have a breakout junior season this winter with the Rams.

A combo-guard who is especially adept at running the point, Washington brokedown his playing style during a recent phone interview.

“I believe my strength on the court is ball-handling. I can make a good pass, I’m a pass-first guard. But I can score, too, if I have an open shot, or open lane,” said Washington.

“My mid-range is my best shot, but I can still knock down 3s and get to the basket.”

Washington, who recently suffered a  fracture in his thumb, says he’ll be back in action soon, sometime in early January.

And when the time comes, he’ll be ready to go.

“It helped me a lot playing a couple varsity games last season, because I’m way more confident on the floor now,” he said. “I could start when I come back, I’ll just have to work on a few things to gel with my teammates and get the chemistry up.”

Recruitment-wise, Washington has a big year ahead, and after his junior season is done, he says he’ll play with Hard Word and Dedication 17U

“I just want to get known, I think my game is pretty good. I believe I have the potential to play at least D2 ball,” said Washington. “I just need the exposure, and that’s what I hope to get this season.”