Facebook Twitter Google+ Editor’s note: In late October, freshman forward Oshae Brissett told The Daily Orange: “Our freshmen, people don’t know how good we are.” Granted, no one knows just how good the four freshmen are yet, but in a four-part series this week, The D.O. tells you who they are.Howard Washington’s family was in Orangeville, Ontario, ready to watch him play. It was March 11, which was also the birthday of Howard Washington Sr., Washington’s father.The Washingtons are from Buffalo, just a few hours west of Syracuse. Father and son both grew up Syracuse basketball fans.After the game, one of Washington’s coaches, Tony McIntyre, called the family into his office. There, they got a phone call from SU assistant coach Adrian Autry. Tears streamed down Washington’s face as Autry said Syracuse was offering him a scholarship.Washington’s journey wasn’t the most straightforward one. As a 16-year-old, he went to a basketball academy in Florida, about 1,000 miles from home. He committed to Butler, then decommitted. He attended a prep school in a different country. He waited until this past March to get offered a scholarship from SU. He felt overlooked by everyone.AdvertisementThis is placeholder textNow, Washington is exactly where he wants to be.“It’s always been a dream for me to come play at Syracuse,” Washington said.Like most other kids in his area, Washington started playing football and basketball as a kid. By the time he was 7, though, his parents realized that he excelled far more on the hardwood. By the time he was 12, he was already vastly ahead of most of the local competition.Washington Sr. has lived his entire life in Buffalo, where, he said, he saw a lot of great young players struggle in college because local competition was too weak to build them into good players at the next level. He didn’t want the same thing to happen to his son.The family looked at different options. One it considered was Athlete Institute, a prep school in Canada. But it was too new at the time, Washington Sr. said, and he wanted to send his son to a school with a proven track record.So, before the 2014-15 season, after two years at Canisius (New York) High School, Washington enrolled at Montverde (Florida) Academy, a powerhouse that’s produced consistent Division I and NBA talent.The year before Washington got there, the school had D’Angelo Russell, current Brooklyn Nets guard and the No. 2 pick in the 2015 NBA draft. He played against both Markelle Fultz and Lonzo Ball, the top two picks in the 2017 draft. In his first year there, Washington shared the starting lineup with Ben Simmons, Philadelphia 76ers forward and the No. 1 pick in the 2016 draft. Montverde won the national championship that season.“At the time, Montverde was the best in the country,” Washington Sr. said. “He gained a lot of experience and toughness playing against other Division I players in practice … you can’t really replicate that experience.”Offers started coming in for Washington, and in November of his senior year he committed to play at Butler. That April though, he decommitted. He felt he wasn’t physically ready to play at that level, so he decided to take a prep year.This time, the family once again looked into Athlete Institute. One of the coaches there, McIntyre, had met Washington when he was in seventh grade and had a good relationship with the family. McIntyre is also the father of former Syracuse guard Tyler Ennis, with whom Washington is good friends. The two still work out together when Ennis returns home from the NBA season.SU head coach Jim Boeheim said at the team’s media day that Washington’s style of play reminds him of Ennis, except that Washington is a better shooter. Assistant coach Gerry McNamara expressed a similar sentiment, saying that it was specifically their pace of play. McIntyre also sees the resemblance.Ali Harford | Senior Design EditorWhen Washington came to Athlete Institute, his main goal was gaining weight and becoming stronger. He had more access to the gym than he did at Montverde and went for early morning workouts with McIntyre.“When you look at him when he came in, he was still pretty skinny,” McIntyre said. “His body is bigger. It’s (readier) for college. His shot is better, his leadership skills are better. His confidence is way up and I think those were all things that all changed when he came to us.”At this time last year, Washington weighed 163 pounds, he said. Now, he’s almost up to 180. Still, even though he’s physically readier, there are still things he needs to work on. McNamara said that because Washington has good court vision and awareness, he sometimes predetermines where he wants to pass the ball. That could become an issue if Washington’s teammates aren’t where he expected them to be, or if the defense reads his eyes and picks the pass off.Washington’s ready to embrace the challenge. He’s pushed, he said, by proving naysayers wrong. He’s heard the whispers — that he’s too small, that he’s not athletic enough and that he won’t make it to a higher level. It’s what led him to be bounce around so much during his high school years.“Saying I’m going to school in a different country, or city, was crazy,” Washington said. “I feel like it sped up my growing up process … you’re basically on your own out there.”Through it all, Washington never lost sight of his end goal. Washington Sr. estimates that at one point there were about 24 schools that expressed interest in his son. But Washington wanted to hold out for Syracuse.He’s here now. And given the state of the Orange roster — he’s one of four scholarship guards who’ll be eligible play to play this year — he has the opportunity to contribute right away.“At the end of the day,” Washington Sr. said, “he gets to play at the school that he’s been dreaming of since he was 8 years old.” Comments Published on November 5, 2017 at 8:49 pm Contact Tomer: [email protected] | @tomer_langer
by Tracy McCue, Sumner Newscow â€” The following are a list of criminal court complaints recently filed by the Sumner County Attorney’s office.These are formal charges introduced into the Sumner County District Court system. The suspects listed in the complaint have not been tried by a judge or jury. All citizens are innocent until proven guilty in a court of law.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Bobby Altis, born in 1996, of Wellington was charged with theft, a level 9 felony, which was his third and subsequent offense. He was also charged with theft of land or mislaid property, a Class A misdemeanor; and two counts of criminal use of a financial card, Class A misdemeanors.Altis is accused on July 17, 2014 of getting unauthorized control of $100 cash in a bank bag that belonged to someone else after being convicted of theft on two prior occasions.He then allegedly found a wallet of a person he had gone fishing with and instead of returning it, he kept $10 cash that was in the wallet and used the ATM card in it without permission.Then on July 28, 2014 at the Wellington Pizza Hut, Altis allegedly used the young manâ€™s ATM card without permission to purchase pizza for $35.05.Allegedly on July 27, 2014 at Caseyâ€™s General Store at 1021 W. 8th he used the same credit card without permission to purchase $25.39 in gasoline and signed his own name to the receipt.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Amanda Adams, born in 1984, of El Dorado, was charged and pled guilty to theft, a Class A misdemeanor. Her identity theft charge, a level 8 felony, was dismissed.Adams was convicted of using an ATM card issued to another person who had an account at Valley State Bank in Belle Plaine. She also was convicted of stealing a Gold Nuggett ring, Gold Nuggett bracelet; Saffaire/Diamond ring; and an opal cubic zirconia ring valued less than $1,000 from a Wichita pawn shop.Adams was sentenced to having to pay court costs and serve six months in county jail which was suspended on one-year probation provided she pay restitution of $596.08 she received from the personâ€™s ATM card she used at two Sumner County convenience stores.She is also to pay $150 to Money Town Pawn Shop in Wichita and have no contact with the she had taken the credit card from.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Travis Williams, born in 1982, of Wellington was charged with possession of narcotics, a level 5 drug felony; interference with law enforcement, a level 8 felony; and interference with law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor. Williams pled guilty to the third count of interference with the police officer. The other two charges were dismissed.Williams was accused of possessing a drug known as hydrocodone pills which are schedule 3 narcotics in a plastic bag in his hand when he was arrested and allegedly put the pills into his mouth and ate them to try to prevent being caught. These charges were dismissed.However, he was convicted of walking away from the arresting officer during a disturbance in progress. The officer asked him to stop and he allegedly refused to do so. He was accused of resisting being handcuffed.Willams is to serve six months with a controlled sentence, pay $250 in court cost and $400 KBI lab fees if applicable, be placed on probation for one year and be up for drug and alcohol evaluation.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢ Charla Lambrecht, born in 1961, of Mulvane pled guilty to disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.Lambrecht was accused of cussing at another person by threatening to destroy his car. She must pay a $100 fine and court costs.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Tyler Rusk, born in 1986, of Wellington was charged with disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; possession of marijuana, a Class A misdemeanor; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor.Rusk is accused on July 14, 2014 of punching holes in a closet door during an argument with his girlfriend.He also allegedly had a bag of marijuana and a marijuana pipe in his pocket when he was arrested.Rusk court deposition is set for Sept. 4 at 9 a.m.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Laura Cheuvront, born in 1969, of Belle Plaine was charged with disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; pedestrian under the influence, a traffic infraction; and interference with law enforcement, a Class misdemeanor.Cheuvront is accused on July 30, 2014 of using abusive behavior causing people to leave the Belle Plaine City Park.She then allegedly was walking in the 300 to 400 block of East 4th in Belle Plaine while allegedly intoxicated and walked past the car of the people who was leaving the park. She yelled at them while pounding on the car. She then allegedly physically resisted being arrested, handcuffed and placed in the police car.Cheuvront failed to appear in court on Aug. 14. Her new bond is set at $5,000.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Jimmy McArthur, born in 1986, of Winfield was charged with criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor; and disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor.McArthur is accused of going onto property at 111 W. College in Oxford knowing he was not authorized to do so and getting into an argument with a female. He was told to leave by the owner, but refused to do so. McArthur also allegedly told the owner he couldnâ€™t make him leave.McArthurâ€™s case is continue to August 28 at 9 a.m.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Jason Lee Johnson pled guilty to domestic battery, a Class B misdemeanor.Johnson admitted to shoving a couch for which a family member was sitting, and then shoving the family member on Aug. 3, 2014.Lee has been sentenced to six months in county jail to be suspended for one year of probation provided he adhere to the following conditions:â€¢obtain a drug and alcohol evaluation;â€¢obtain domestic violence assessment and treatment as recommended; â€¢and no contact with the person he admitted to abusing unless approved in advanced by a Court Service Officer.He also must pay a $200 fine and court costs.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Jamie Treadway, born in 1986, of Moore, Okla. was charged with speeding 85 in a 75 mph zone, a traffic infraction; transporting an open container, a misdemeanor; failing to maintain a single lane, a traffic infraction; driving while suspended, a Class B misdemeanor; and interference with law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor.Treadway was driving a 2000 Chevrolet Colorado on Aug. 6 after going 85 mph in a 75 mph zone.Treadway failed to appear in court on August 14. His new bond is set at $10,000.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Danielle Howe, born in 1988, of Wichita pled guilty to transportation of an open container.On July 25, Howe admitted to having a glass containing whiskey and cola in the passenger door of a vehicle and an open bottle of whiskey elsewhere while riding as a passenger down Sixth Street in Belle Plaine.Howe is to pay $100 fine and court costs.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Joshua Brown, born in 1982, of Wilson, Kans. was accused of fraudulent use of a driverâ€™s license, a Class A misdemeanor; interference with law enforcement, a Class A misdemeanor; possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a misdemeanor.Brown is accused on Aug. 6 at the Kansas Star Casino of attempting to get into the casino using a California Identification Card belonging to someone else. After the casino questioned him about using a false ID, he then allegedly used a name of another Brown, who was in prison. When authorities checked his vehicle, he allegedly had a small plastic baggy containing methamphetamine in his friend Sophia Deweyâ€™s purse. He also allegedly had a glass smoking pipe in the car console, two small baggies and syringes in a Crown Royal bag.Brown failed to appear for district court on August 14. His new bond is set for $10,000.Dewey, born in 1963, of Ellsworth, Kans. was charge with possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor and possession of methamphetamine, a level 5 drug felony.She is accused of having a glass pipe in her purse and a bag of meth that Brown allegedly gave to her to hold.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢William Baker, born in 1969, of Wellington was charged with disorderly conduct, a Class C misdemeanor; and battery, a Class B misdemeanor.Baker is accused on June 12, 2014 of yelling at two other people who were walking near his yard, calling them words disparaging to black people. He then approached one of the maleâ€™s and punched him with his fist.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Terry Wood of Wichita was charged with driving under the influence his third offense in a lifetime which if convicted requires a mandatory 90 days in jail and a maximum one year sentence with a minimum fine of $1,750.On January 25, 2014, Wood is accused of failing to pick a lane while on Interstate 35 in Sumner County before being stopped.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Joshua Bodner, born in 1990, of Wellington was charged with aggravated burglary, a level 5 felony; theft, a Class A misdemeanor; reckless driving , a misdemeanor; and driving while suspended, a Class B misdemeanor.On Aug. 14, Bodner is accused of entering a combination garage and apartment with the intent of committing a theft of a minibike while the owner was at home. After allegedly stealing the bike and loading it into his 1996 Ford Taurus, the minibike owner approached the carÂ and grabbed the car door handle as Bodner was about to leave. In an attempt to elude the minibike owner, Bodner allegedly sped away too fast causing the car to skid sideways and causing the minibike owner to let go of the car in hopes of not being dragged.Bodner also allegedly had no valid drivers license during theThat case has been continue to Aug. 28.During this alleged altercation, Clinton Jeffery, born in 1992, of Wellington was charged with conspiracy to commit burglary, a level 9 felony; aggravated burglary, a level 5 felony; and theft, a Class A misdemeanor.Jeffrey is accused of allegedly helping Bodner in the alleged theft of the minibike.â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢â€¢Bodner was then charged on a separate complaint of criminal trespass, a Class B misdemeanor; possession of marijuana – a second offense, a levee l5 drug felony; and possession of drug paraphernalia, a Class A misdemeanor. hen Bodner is accused of an earlier crime on Aug. 12 at the Michigan Street Apartment Complex, in which at 12:30 p.m. at the request of the apartment manager that he was to leave and not return to the apartment complex. At 5:23 p.m. , he was back at an apartment and he was arrested for criminal trespass. He allegedly had a small quantity of marijuana in a glass smoking pipe and a small keychain canister in a black bag.Bodner had pled guilty on April 9, 2009 of possession of marijuana and was placed on probation.