HOUSTON - It’s time to meet our athlete of the week. For that, we head over to Yates to meet one of the senior captains for the Lions, who despite falling short in the state championship, has always worn the Lions jersey with pride.
J.C. Washington would never admit to the pressures of playing for Yates, but he understands how blessed he’s been.
The senior has been a key piece of the Lions puzzle ever since he was a freshman. In fact, J.C. has averaged double figures in all four years and this season cracked 20 points per game.
J.C. has been a part of great teams while at Yates competing in 3 state championship games, but in 2014 he was looked to for more than his ability with the basketball.
Next year, he will cross the street and attend the University of Houston.
KHOU 11 Sports reporter Daniel Gotera has the story.