UNVERSITY OF WASHINGTON
One-year letterman and part-time starter who missed seven late-season games last year with an injured left foot ... Underwent foot surgery during the spring and spent the summer and early fall rehabbing ... Is expected to be ready to play once games begin in 2003 ... A shot-blocking and rebounding specialist.
2002-03 (Freshman) -- Played 20 games with 12 starts ... Averaged 4.8 points and 3.2 rebounds ... Tallied double-figure points twice ... Started 12 consecutive mid-season games before suffering an injured left foot ... Was sidelined seven straight games from Feb. 6 through Mar. 1 before returning for the final two games of the season ... Originally signed with Washington in November of 2000, but did not meet NCAA initial eligibility requirements ... Signed a second letter of intent with the Huskies on Nov. 21, 2001 ... Did not attend a junior college or any other college, preserving four years of eligibility.
GARFIELD HIGH SCHOOL
Averaged 8.9 points and 6.5 rebounds per game during his senior season in 2001 for a balanced Garfield attack. The Bulldogs finished with a 27-2 record in 2001 and was ranked No. 1 in the state for most of the season on the strength of a 23-game winning streak ... Shattered the state tournament record with 21 blocked shots, eclipsing the previous record of 17 established by Rob Corkrum of Shadle Park in 1990 ... Single-handedly broke the previous team record of 20 blocks set by Lake Washington in 1995. His 21 blocks helped Garfield push the new team tournament record to 26 ... Averaged 11.5 points and 8.5 rebounds during the state tournament, helping Garfield to a fifth-place state finish. The Bulldogs won their final three tournament games after suffering an 85-82 double-overtime loss to Foss in the first round of the state tournament ... Established a new single-game state tournament record with eight blocked shots against Sehome. ... Rated the No. 9 prep power forward in the West by Pac-West Hoops ... Listed No. 52 nationally by Game Plan Sports Scouting Service ... Ranked No. 100 nationally in The Sporting News Top 100 Recruits ... An honorable mention prep All-American selection by Street & Smith's magazine ... Averaged three points and five rebounds in limited minutes as a junior at Garfield High School ... Emerged as a major recruit during the spring and summer, averaging 14 points, 11 rebounds and five blocked shots during that period ... Selected Washington after receiving recruiting interest from several Pac-10 schools and UTEP.
COACH ROMAR ON ANTHONY WASHINGTON
"Anthony may be as excited as anyone to come back this year and play after playing just enough to get some experience last year. Just as he was getting better he got hurt again, so he had surgery. He will be ready to go before we start getting after it so he will have time to get back into shape. Obviously Anthony is a big, big part of what we are trying to do because he and Hakeem Rollins are the closest thing we have to a low-post presence."