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DeVaughn Washington signs in Austria

July 20, 2012 – Pro Partner’s DeVaughn Washington has signed a contract with WBC Raiffeisen Wels in Austria’s top league. This past season Wels finished with a record of 20-10, which was good enough for a fourth-place finish.

Washington finished last season playing with Bohemios in Uruguay’s LUB. During his stint there he averaged 16.4 ppg, 9.2 rpg and 1.4 apg. Washington spent the majority of last season with Gelisim Koleji in Turkey’s TB2L.  Over twenty-four games with Gelisim, DeVaughn averaged 11 ppg, 6.3 rpg and 1.3 bpg. Before playing professionally, Washington excelled at Ohio University where he paced the Bobcats in his senior year with 13.4 ppg and 5.6 rpg, while shooting 52.2% from the field.

In Wels, Washington will join veteran guard Ali Farokhmanesh who played his college ball at Northern Iowa and recently re-signed with Wels for the upcoming season. Farokhmanesh is best known for his game-winning three-pointer in Northern Iowa’s massive upset victory over Kansas in the 2010 NCAA Tournament.  DeVaughn will be a focal point of the club’s offense and is critical to Wels’ championship aspirations.

“We couldn’t be more excited for DeVaughn to join a first-class organization like Wels” said Pro Partner’s Jim Buckley. “It’s an opportunity for him to compete for a championship in a very professional and well-structured environment under Coach Peter Miller who has a lot of experience assimilating US players into the international game.  It’s definitely a step in the right direction for DeVaughn’s career.”