In case you have a Netflix account, you might know Last Chance U is a documentary series. In March 2021, a spin-off series of the show, Last Chance U: Basketball, premiered on Netflix and showcased how the East Los Angeles College Huskies, who were once struggling to win any match, became a title contender under head coach John Mosley. The second season of the show premiered on Netflix on December 13, 2022, and it features a completely new roster compared to the previous season. Dez Washington is one of the Last Chance U: Basketball Season 2 stars who had an amazing 2021-2022 session.
Let’s learn more about him in the article below.
Dez Washington On Netflix’s Last Chance U: Season 2
Dez was a student at Blair High School in Pasadena, California. During his junior year of high school, he played 31 games and averaged 20.6 points. The impressive performance earned him the John R. Wooden Player of the Year award, which was distributed by the California Interscholastic Federation-Southern Section division.
Dez Washington joined ELAC Huskies in the dual role of Guard/Forward after completing high school. While at East Los Angeles College, Dez played a total of 29 matches and was part of 8 conferences. Playing for 465 minutes, he managed to average 10.1 points and 4.0 rebounds in each match, which was pretty impressive in the 2021-2022 season.
The head coach, John Mosley, had high hopes for Dez that he would make it to the next level.
Where Is Dez Washington Today?
Dezmond has already completed his studies at the community college and is now a student at the University of Minnesota (UMN) Crookston. As a junior there, he is pursuing a major in General Studies.
At UMN Crookston, Dez is part of the institute’s basketball team, the Crookston Golden Eagles. Furthermore, the University of Minnesota Crookston is also a part of the NCAA Division II circuit, which will hopefully provide Dez the necessary boost to propel his career in the right direction.
At the time of this writing, Last Chance: Basketball star has already participated in 9 games of the 2022-2023 and has started in all of them. Dez has been on the court for 229 minutes and scored 89 points (9.9 points per match), which is nothing short of impressive.
Under his new Head Coach Bryan Beamish, ex-ELAC Husky looks confident to press forward and do better in the coming matches.
Dez Washington Family
Talking about Dez Washington’s family, he was born to Shanna Washington, who had Dez when she was only 16 years old. As a teenage single mother, Shanna tried her best to provide Dez with the best opportunities.
On April 4, 2021, Dez wished his mom the happiest birthday. He shared a picture of him with his mother and captioned it, “Happy birthday Mother another year added to the books. We growing closer to each other every day and I thank god for blessing me with a mom like you. Enjoy your day and keep being you.” On Mother’s Day too, Dez wrote really sweet things for her.
As per his mother Shanna’s Facebook, she works at TriStar Centennial Medical Center. She previously worked at St. Vincent of Morrilton.
Information about Dez’s father was unavailable at the time of this writing.
Besides his mother, Dez has at least two siblings in the family as he once mentioned them. Dez’s Facebook shows Malik Baker, Desean Crockett, Jordan Wesley Mccoy as his brother, and Pilahr Woods as his sister.
Sierra and Sabrina Washington are Dez’s cousins. Furthermore, Pamela White is Dez’s maternal grandmother.
Dez Washington Age
Born in the year 1989, Dez Washington’s age was 23 at the time of this writing.
Is Dez Washington Dating Anyone?
As per Dez’s Facebook Relationship section, he was in a relationship in December 2022.
The fans of the show might know Dez had a son named Princeton Washington. Princeton was born when Dez was still in his high school, Blair High School. Dez’s son means a lot to him and taking to Facebook on March 8, 2019, the Netflix star shared a picture of his baby son sleeping on his chest and captioned it: “Having you in my life makes everything so much sweeter 🙏🏽❤️ love you son 😘.”
In 2022, Dez had an important decision to make–whether to accept a handsome offer from a college outside California (University of Minnesota Crookston) or stay in California to be close to his son. However, the basketball star chose the former and went to UMN Crookston.
Despite being far away from his son Princeton, the athlete tries to be there for his kid as much as possible. Since the plan did not work out, he visits his family very often
Jocelyn Salgado, the mother of Dez’s son, seems to be on good terms with the basketball player man. She has always been supportive of Dez’s budding career as a basketball player.
Dez Washington Height
Last Chance U: Basketball star Dez stands at a towering height of 6 feet 5 inches and weighs no more than 195 pounds.
Where Is Dez Washington From?
Dez Washington was born in Morrilton, Arkansas. However, he calls Los Angeles his hometown as he grew up there.
Is Dez Washington On Instagram?
When Is Dez Washington Birthday?
As per Dez’s Facebook, he celebrates his birthday on the 27th of March every year.