SPARTANBURG, S.C. – Kentra Washington, a recent Wofford graduated and four year letter winner for the women’s basketball team, has signed a professional contract to continue her playing career overseas. Washington will play for ZKK BOR in Bor, Serbia. ZKK Bor plays in the European Women’s Basketball League.
“Signing my name was a breakthrough for me,” said Washington. “I am definitely looking forward to seeing the world. Being able to travel around Europe while playing the game I love is beyond anything I could ask for. I hope to gain exposure and gain experience playing European style basketball, so I can continue to climb the ladder and eventually play with and against the best.”
Washington left Wofford as one of the most accomplished basketball players in recent program history. She’s eighth in the Wofford record books for longest consecutive double-digit scoring streak (8), and her 29 starts in 2015-16 is eighth in the record book for most starts in a season (29). Washington’s led Wofford in scoring her junior year with 399 points (13.8 ppg) and was second in rebounding with 5.8 rebounds per game. She led the team in field goals made (135), field goals attempted (238), free throws made (103), and free throws attempted (146). Her senior season and Wofford career were cut short by a season ending injury.
“I am really excited and happy for Kentra,” said head coach Jimmy Garrity. “This is a reward for all of her hard work and dedication to getting healthy after her injury. I know this was a goal for Kentra going into her senior season. We are all looking forward to watching her play at the professional level.”
Washington credits her Wofford experience and Coach Garrity’s staff with helping make her dream of playing professionally a reality.
“All my hard work and patience with my injury paid off. With that being said, I wouldn’t have accomplished my dreams without the support of my amazing coaches at Wofford. They’ve been there every step of the way and they supported my vision to get back on the court and play at a professional level. I can’t think them enough for everything they’ve done for me.”