The Gophers point guard of the future is now officially part of the program with four-star recruit Isaiah Washington signing his letter of intent Thursday.
Washington, who signed at an afternoon ceremony at St. Raymond's High School in the Bronx, completes Minnesota coach Richard Pitino's 2016 recruiting class. The 6-foot-1, 160-pound senior is ranked as high as a top-50 player in the nation.
Pitino talked about Washington and Patrick School senior guard Jamir Harris, who signed Wednesday.
On Washington: “From day one, we set out to get Isaiah as our point guard, and we are excited that we did that. He is a dynamic player, loves the game, and is a lot of fun to watch on the court. We feel both Isaiah and Jamir will make an impact on our program right away when they arrive next year.”
On Harris: "I believe Jamir is one of the top 3-point shooters in the country. He is a competitor, an extremely hard worker, and a tremendous person. He comes from a great family and he will be a terrific addition to our basketball program.”