6-foot-4 junior wing Trenton Washington has been one of the better prospects in the state's 2018 class for several years, but while many other prospects in the state have had more success on the basketball court, Washington is looking to develop for the collegiate level in two different sports.
Washington is a two-sport stud athlete, that has an ability to play collegiately in either basketball or football. He is a tremendous athlete with natural physicality, which suggests that he could excel in either sport. While it is almost obvious that Washington could play atleast at the mid-major level for football and would have a tremendous career in the sport, he has developed a great deal as of late as a basketball prospect.
Recently, Washington decided to transfer schools for his senior season, leaving Centennial High School in the West Valley to transfer to Arizona Compass Prep in Chandler. At the program, Washington will team up next high school season with a very talented team of prospects.
Washington has been working hard as of late to develop into a 2/3 prospect that will be able to play as a shooting guard or as a wing prospect. He has improved his ball handling and shooting, while possessing a very strong physical frame that allows him to overpower opposing defenders around the basket. He plays much bigger than his size suggests and has the potential to become a serious prospect for a smaller college program.
Washington's best asset as a player is his toughness and defensive capabilities, which allow him to defend exceptionally well on the perimeter or in the frontcourt. Washington has a very strong physical frame, which he has naturally. This young man has yet to pick up a weight, which is amazing, as he is a very physically gifted prospect.
Washington is an excellent athlete and thrives in the open floor where he finishes above the rim. He also has very good lateral quickness and plays the game with a no-nonsense attitude, where you rarely see him smile. A quiet young man with a nice temperament.
As a football prospect, Washington could play several positions on both sides of the ball. It will be interesting to see next season which position he lands at, which will have a lot to do with determining his future at the college level, and which level he lands at ultimately.
Regardless of which direction Washington eventually heads, he will have a bright future ahead of him, as he is putting in the work to develop - spiritually, mentally and physically.