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Shockers add transfer forward Corey Washington

WICHITA, KS – Wichita State added more firepower to its state frontcourt with the signing of the transfer of Saint Peter, Corey Washington to a financial aid agreement.

A 6-foot-1 forward from Sherwood, Ark. Washington spent his first two seasons at Saint Peter’s and helped the program to an appearance in the 2024 NCAA Tournament. Washington has two years of eligibility remaining.

β€œI am thrilled to have Corey join Shocker Basketball,” said Wichita State head coach Paul Mills. β€œHe is a dynamic player who can defend multiple positions, rebound at a high pace and play in a way that is ultra-aggressive in transition and in the half court. Corey has taken on every challenge thrown at him as a collegiate player and thrived. He led a good Saint Peter’s team to the NCAA Tournament this past season and I am confident he will be a valuable addition to do the same for the Shockers in the future.

In his two years at Saint Peter’s he played a total of 54 games, making 47 starts. As a freshman, he earned Completely MAAC Rookie Team honors after averaging 6.8 points and 4.9 rebounds per game. This past season, his numbers increased in every category, including 15.9 points and 6.3 rebounds per game on 45.5 percent shooting and 30.8 percent from three-point range, earning Completely MAAC First-team awards. He didn’t attempt a single three-pointer as a freshman, but made a big leap as a sophomore, going 24-for-78. He scored 24 points with nine rebounds and four blocks in the MAAC tournament championship game, earning tournament MVP honors. Washington had 10 games of 20 or more points, including a career-high of 29 points vs. Sienna on February 16. After his career night against Siena, he was named MAAC Player of the Week. He recorded four double-doubles and started all but three games in 2023-24. Washington was also named to the All-Met Second Team by the Metropolitan Basketball Writers Association.