Duane Washington

Duane Eddy Washington Sr. (born August 31, 1964) is an American former professional basketball player who played in the National Basketball Association (NBA).

Duane Washington
Personal information
Born (1964-08-31) August 31, 1964 (age 57)
Eschwege, West Germany (now Germany)
Listed height6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Listed weight195 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High schoolParkview Arts and Science Magnet
(Little Rock, Arkansas)
NBA draft1987 / Round: 2 / Pick: 36th overall
Selected by the Washington Bullets
Playing career1987–2000
PositionShooting guard
Number14, 10, 7, 4
Career history
1987–1988Rapid City Thrillers
1988New Jersey Nets
1988New Haven Skyhawks
1988–1990Tulsa Fast Breakers
1990–1992Columbus Horizon
1992Miami Tropics
1992–1993Rockford Lightning
1993Los Angeles Clippers
1993Rockford Lightning
1993Miami Tropics
1993–1994Rapid City Thrillers
1994Grand Rapids Hoops
1994BG Bramsche/Osnabrück
1994Le Mans Sarthe
1994Grand Rapids Mackers
1994–1995Trotamundos de Carabobo
1995Sabios de Manizales
1996Trotamundos de Carabobo
1998Grand Rapids Hoops
1998Panteras de Miranda
1998Maccabi Rishon LeZion
1998–1999Dragons Rhöndorf
1999–2000Skyliners Frankfurt
Career highlights and awards
  • CBA champion (1989)
  • USBL Playoffs MVP (1992)
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at NBA.com
Stats Edit this at Wikidata at Basketball-Reference.com

Early lifeEdit

Washington is a graduate of Parkview Arts and Science Magnet High School.

College careerEdit

Washington played at Laredo Junior College, in Laredo, Texas, and Middle Tennessee State University

Professional careerEdit

Washington was the 13th pick of the second round of the 1987 NBA draft by the Washington Bullets. Washington's brief NBA career consisted of 19 games spanning two seasons: he played during the 1987–88 season with the New Jersey Nets.

In October 1988, while a member of the Nets, Washington was suspended for two years for violating the substance-abuse agreement.[1]

In 1989, he won the CBA championship with the Tulsa Fast Breakers.

During the 1992–93 season, Washington played with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Washington also played professionally overseas with stints in France, Spain, Colombia, Venezuela, Israel and Germany.[2]

Legal issuesEdit

On September 19, 2012, he was charged with failing to stop at the scene of an accident causing injury after allegedly hitting a 70-year-old woman with his car on September 18 and leaving the scene of the accident. The accident occurred along I-96 in Crockery Township, Michigan, near Spring Lake.[3] In July 2013, Washington was sentenced to sixty days in jail. He was also placed under probation for eighteen months and ordered to perform community service.[4]

Personal lifeEdit

Washington is the older brother of basketball coach and former player Derek Fisher[5] and the father of professional basketball player Duane Washington Jr., who currently plays for the Indiana Pacers of the NBA.[6]


  1. ^ Transactions – New York Times
  2. ^ "Duane Washington; TRAYECTORIA Y LOGROS". www.acb.com (in Spanish). Archived from the original on June 16, 2020. Retrieved June 5, 2021.
  3. ^ Ex-NBA player charged in I-96 hit-run – WOOD TV8 Archived October 6, 2012, at the Wayback Machine
  4. ^ Ex-NBA player sentenced for hit-and-run in Michigan
  5. ^ Kussoy, Howie (June 11, 2014). "Derek Fisher's path from Arkansas gym rat to Knicks coach". New York Post. Retrieved March 19, 2015.
  6. ^ Quinn, Brendan. "Reclaiming a name: The Trials of two Duane Washingtons". The Athletic.

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