Chris Washburn came to NC State out of high school as one of the top players in the 1984 recruiting class. Standing at 6'11, Chris Washburn was dubbed by, then coach, Jim Valvano as "a player that will make the program." He entered NC State along side Nate McMillan and Vinny Del Negro, giving the Wolfpack one of the most dominant recruiting classes in the nation. In his only full season with NC State, Washburn did work to the tune of 18 points and 7 boards per game.
Nowadays, Chris Washburn has a new job. A job which includes working with, and helping along his two sons, both of whom are starting to make names for themselves on the recruiting circuit.
Julian Washburn charts in at 6'8, 195lbs and is carrying a 4 star ranking. He is a top 20 wingman in the class of 2010. His brother, Chris Jr. is a sophomore, already 6'7 and may have an even higher ceiling than Julian.
According to Maxpreps.com, the Washburn brothers are on the verge of transferring out of Texas and joining 2011's number one prospect, Michael Gilchrist at St. Patrick in New Jersey.
This is a pretty exciting duo, with some good NC State connections. It will surely be interesting to see if the Wolfpack staff makes a push at the Washburns.
photo by Randy Eli Grothe