Two Wake Forest players to transfer


The Wake Forest men’s basketball team announced Tuesday that two players will transfer from the program. Senior center Andre Washington will graduate this spring and transfer to another school to play his final year of eligibility, and sophomore guard Rondale Watson will transfer to another school for his final two years.

“We want to thank Andre and Rondale for the hard work they put into our program and we wish them good luck wherever their academic and athletic pursuits take them,” said head coach Danny Manning. “Andre used his redshirt year well with the development of his body and skill set. Rondale did some good things for us this season as he contributed more minutes off the bench.”

Washington appeared in 67 games, making one start, over his first three seasons before redshirting during the 2015-16 season. The 7-0 native of Rocky Mount, Va., scored 116 points, grabbed 81 rebounds and tallied 57 blocks during his three seasons on the floor for the Demon Deacons. In 2013-14, Washington led the team with 39 blocks. He will graduate this spring with a degree in communications and will be eligible to play next season as a graduate student transfer.

Watson appeared in 35 games as a reserve over his two seasons as a Demon Deacon, including 23 contests this season. The 6-3 native of Lewisburg, West Virginia, averaged 3.1 points and 1.6 rebounds per game in 2015-16, highlighted by a career-high 11 points at Virginia Tech on Jan. 13. He scored 90 points, grabbed 46 rebounds and tallied 26 assists during his two years at Wake Forest. He will have two years of eligibility to use at another school.