Norfolk State hires assistant

Wilson Washington will join the Norfolk State coaching staff on a part-time basis this season.

A Norfolk native, Washington was a three-time All-American in the 1970s while playing for Old Dominion. Washington was a third-team Division II All-American and NCAA Tournament MVP in 1975, when he helped the Monarchs win the Division II national title. He was a first-team Division II All-American in 1976 and followed that up by becoming the school’s first Division I All-American in 1977, ODU’s first year in Division I. That season, ODU went 25-4 and won the ECAC South title.

Washington scored 1,366 career points, grabbed 1,011 career rebounds and blocked 363 shots. His No. 52 jersey was later retired by the school.

Washington, 56, was selected in the second round of the 1977 NBA Draft by the Philadelphia 76ers. He played two seasons in the NBA. Washington was inducted into the Hampton Roads African American Sports Hall of Fame in 2010.

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