Kermit Washington is one of the greatest in NCAA history. Washington was credited with putting AU basketball on the national map with a prolific career with the Eagles.
In 1972-73, he had one of the greatest seasons in NCAA history, as he became the last player to average 20 points and 20 rebounds per game. He earned 1973 Associated Press All-America honors while leading the nation in rebounding for the second consecutive season.
Following the season, Washington was selected as the fourth pick in the NBA draft. He currently holds every American rebounding record. Washington was also an Academic All-American in 1972 and 1973 respectively.
His AU accomplishments include eighth all-time in scoring despite playing only three years (1,467), third in scoring average (20.1) and first in rebounds (1,478). He is also eighth on the free throws made list with 313. Kermit’s uniform is displayed in the Basketball Hall of Fame in Springfield, Mass. among other stellar basketball legends.