Sunday, August 30, 2009

Washburn's Kids Making a Name for Themselves

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, 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


14 Responses to "Washburn's Kids Making a Name for Themselves"
  1. Eric said...
    August 30, 2009 at 8:38 PM

    Thanks for putting this out there. Any chance for an interview with Washburn?

    Also, an interview with Lorenzo Charles would be great.

  2. DDBBSR said...
    August 30, 2009 at 9:06 PM

    Please God no ...

  3. Anonymous said...
    August 30, 2009 at 9:52 PM

    Do we have any reason to think they're linked to State other than that their dad went here?

    And, dare I ask, are the academics in order so far?

  4. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    August 30, 2009 at 9:55 PM

    We'll see what we can do as far as interviews go.

    As of now, we haven't heard of State seriously recruiting the Washburn boys, but we'll keep you up to date if that changes.

  5. lbj23 said...
    August 30, 2009 at 10:46 PM

    St. Pat's would give D1 schools a run for their money this year. Michael Gilchrist, Kyrie Irving, the Washburn boys, and one of the best freshman classes around, with a 6-8 stud who is already getting varsity minutes.

    N.C. state already had one kid with Pat's ties (J Gonzales) so they do have a slight connection.


  6. redfred said...
    August 30, 2009 at 10:49 PM
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  7. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    August 30, 2009 at 10:55 PM

    State is not involved at all at the moment. If they do get involved at all it would be with the younger one, Chris.

    But we just thought this was relevant b/c Washburn was a star at State and it seems as if his kids have taken after him, talent wise.

    Just something to keep an eye on.

  8. redfred said...
    August 30, 2009 at 11:18 PM

    ^I understood that WPH, thanks though. I deleted that hogwash so as not to derail your thread.

  9. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    August 31, 2009 at 12:31 AM

    There was nothing wrong with that rant you just deleted. Actually I thought it was a good point you were making, and pretty amusing as well.

  10. Pack Leader said...
    August 31, 2009 at 8:08 AM

    WPH anything you can update about Ryans trip to raleigh this weekend???

  11. Wolfpack Hoops said...
    August 31, 2009 at 8:58 AM

    ^ We'll update you later today...stay tuned

  12. Pack Leader said...
    August 31, 2009 at 9:01 AM

    Exactly what I like to hear, WPH on the ball!!

  13. redfred said...
    August 31, 2009 at 12:29 PM

    Thanks for the compliment WPH, and I'm glad that you understood what I attempting to say in all of that. I would re-post it but totally deleted it last night. I'm not going to attempt to re-type because I think I'd rather give birth then to go into all of that mess again anyway. :(

  14. cardrunners said...
    November 19, 2009 at 8:39 AM

    I have seen footage of Gilchrist on Youtube and several recruiting service websites. I think he is destined to be an All-American in college and #1 Draft pick in the NBA. The hype is just beginning on this kid and by the time his senior year rolls around he will be early as famous as Kobe or Lebron were in high school.


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