@LATechHoops Inks Two Signees

June 8, 2015

RUSTON - Less than a month on the job and Louisiana Tech head coach Eric Konkol has inked his first two future Bulldogs, announcing Monday the additions of guard Da'Shawn Robinson and forward Jy'lan Washington.

Robinson will have two years of eligibility after playing two years at Navarro College in Texas while Washington starred for Stewarts Creek High School in Smyrna, Tennessee. Both players signed financial aid agreements.

"I am excited to welcome Da'Shawn Robinson and Jy'lan Washington to our Louisiana Tech family," Konkol said. "They are both terrific people who will excel in our aggressive, up-tempo style and be wonderful members of the Ruston community."

Robinson, with a frame of 6-feet-4-inches and 200 pounds, was named second team All-Region XIV this past sophomore season for the Navarro Bulldogs after averaging 12.2 points per game while shooting 44.1 percent from three-point range. His three-point percentage ranked seventh in Region XIV and 52nd in the NJCAA.

"Da'Shawn is a mature, athletic guard who attacks the rim and shoots a terrific percentage from behind the three-point line," Konkol said. "He has a very strong frame and has the ability to be an excellent defender. We can't wait to get to work with him."

The Houston, Texas native also averaged 3.1 rebounds and 2.4 assists per game. Almost all of his stats doubled from his freshman campaign when he averaged 6.1 points, 1.8 rebounds and 0.9 assists per game.

Coming out of Alief Elsik high, Robinson was ranked No.38 in the TexasHoops.com class of 2013 rankings.



Washington checks in at 6-feet-8-inches tall and 180 pounds and was selected as the District 7-AAA MVP and the Daily News Journal Player of the Year as well as being named a Tennessee Sports Writers Association Class AAA all-state member after averaging 17.5 points, 8.1 boards, 2.1 assists and 3.0 blocks per game his senior season.

"Jy'lan is an extremely versatile player with terrific length and athleticism," Konkol said. "He can slash to the basket and finish above the rim as well as hit three-point shots. He has great timing defensively and we will count on him for deflections and shot blocking. His best basketball is ahead of him and we look forward to getting to work with him."

He finished his high school career as the all-time leader in scoring and blocks for the Red Hawks while also leading the program to their first ever postseason win, reaching the Region 4-AAA semifinals.

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