SIOUX FALLS, SD – The Sioux Falls Skyforce announced today that the team has acquired forward Kyle Washington from the available player pool. Washington’s first chance to suit up for the Skyforce will come on the road against the Texas Legends tomorrow night.
Washington, a 6-9, 230-pound rookie out of Cincinnati played two seasons for the Bearcats after transferring from North Carolina State. In total, Washington appeared in 142 collegiate games (112 starts) while averaging 9.0 points, 5.1 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per contest. Over his last two seasons with Cincinnati, Washington averaged 12.1 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 72 games (69 starts), earning All-AAC Second Team honors in 2017 and All-AAC Honorable Mention and AAC All-Tournament team honors as a senior in 2018.
After going undrafted in the 2018 NBA Draft, Washington appeared in two games for the Detroit Pistons during the 2018 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging 1.0 points and 1.0 rebounds in just 3.6 minutes per game. Washington was then claimed by the Windy City Bulls on January 11, 2019 and spent two games with Windy City this season prior to being waived.
Washington will wear No. 13 for the Skyforce and will fill the open roster spot left by DeAndre Liggins, who left the team to pursue other opportunities. Washington’s first chance to play in front of the Sioux Falls home crowd will come on Sunday, February 3 at 1:00PM CT against the Oklahoma City Blue at the Sanford Pentagon.