Another McDonald’s All-American is headed to Kansas. This one, though, is slated for the women’s basketball program.
North Carolina transfer Jessica Washington, a former McDonald’s All-American guard from Tulsa, Okla., will join the KU women’s basketball program, Kansas women’s coach Brandon Schneider announced Tuesday.
Washington, who spent two seasons at North Carolina, was the No. 14 overall player in the class of 2013, according ESPN’s HoopGurlz rankings. She averaged 7.3 points and 2.4 rebounds per game as a sophomore at North Carolina.
"Jessica is a floor general with great vision and a high basketball I.Q.," Schneider said. "She is an outstanding playmaker who can create shots for both herself and her teammates.
“Her ability to stretch the defense with her range and play off the bounce make her a very tough cover. She's exactly the type of addition we need as we strive to build our program into a perennial NCAA tournament participant."
Schneider has now added two transfers to the roster since he replaced former KU coach Bonnie Henrickson earlier this year. The Jayhawks also added McKenzie Calvert, a guard who recently finished her freshman season at USC.
Washington, who is listed at 5 feet 8, will sit out the 2015-16 season and have two years of eligibility at Kansas.