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Friday, July 30, 2010
Wyoming adds transfer Leonard Washington

By Diamond Leung

Former USC forward Leonard Washington will transfer to Wyoming, according to coach Heath Schroyer, who was so excited to get the 6-foot-7, 230-pounder into the Cowboys program that he tweeted the news using four exclamation points.

Washington, who has two years of eligibility left, is probably best known for an incident during his freshman season when he was ejected from a game for delivering a low blow to Oklahoma star Blake Griffin.

Washington's sophomore year under new coach Kevin O'Neill went even less swimmingly, as he started the season on academic suspension and ended it with O'Neill dismissing him from the team.

Washington did relish his role as an intimidator and averaged 6.2 points and 4.4 rebounds coming off the bench this season.

He brings baggage with him to Wyoming, but the Cowboys have to hope his addition for the future would be one step toward the program reversing its recent downward trend.