Washington Ready to Play for Coach White

Guard excited for educational opportunity offered at Vanderbilt

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – The Vanderbilt women’s basketball team is adding seven freshman to its program for the 2019-20 season.

The diverse recruiting class was ranked ninth nationally by Blue Star Report.

This series will introduce and connect you with the newcomers before they even step onto the court for the Commodores.

Our next Commodore is Demi Washington, a 5-10 guard from Hyattsville, Maryland.

Why did you choose Vanderbilt?
My recruiting process was very consistent until my last summer when I narrowed my list down to two and decided to choose between Pitt and Vanderbilt. I chose Vandy because of the city, the academic opportunity and Vanderbilt is in my favorite conference.

What are you most looking forward to about playing at Vanderbilt?
I am most looking forward to playing under coach White and her coaching staff and learning from their expertise. I am also looking forward to growing the fan base for women’s basketball at Vanderbilt.

If you weren’t playing basketball what sport would you be playing? 
I would probably be going to school for swimming or field hockey if I was not playing basketball.

What does the opportunity to play basketball at a SEC school and be able to get such a great eduation mean to you? 
This opportunity is unfathomable, some days it still doesn’t feel real. The education I am going to receive here at Vanderbilt is the reason why I chose this institution over the other ones I had offers from. I have always wanted to compete in the SEC that holds some of the best players in the country. I’m definitely getting the best of both worlds.

What’s your family like, your hometown? 
I was raised in the beautiful suburbs of Wake Forest, North Carolina. Both of my parents attended North Carolina State. I have an older brother that goes to the University of Miami and a little sister who is still in high school. My father played in the league for twelve years and has ushered me through my athletic career.