Columbia, SC (WLTX) - When it comes to basketball, Keenan High School senior Eric Washington doesn't mess around. He averages 13 points and 9.5 assists per game.
"When I'm the court, I'm focused," said Washington.
Raiders head coach Zach Norris is very thankful to have a player like Washington on his team. "The younger guys look up to him," Norris said. "They hope to be a player like he is when they get older." Norris also considers Washington like family. "He's like a son to me," he said. "He does everything the right way."
That includes his school work as Washington has earned a 3.7 GPA. "You can't do anything without the books," said Washington, who lists math as his favorite subject. "You could tear up your knee and then what?"
Right now Washington is just tearing up other teams in Class 2A as Keenan is one step away from repeating as state champs. It will be seen whether he gets another ring, but for right now Eric Washington is News 19's Player of the Week.