As noted in the earlier blog, tight end Austin Seferian-Jenkins will also turn out for the basketball team, beginning today.
It comes with the blessing of football coach Steve Sarkisian, who said in a statement today released by the school that: “It takes a tremendous athlete to be able to play football and basketball at the Pac-12 level, and Austin certainly has that sort of ability. It’s a great opportunity and I fully support him.”
The school also said that Seferian-Jenkins “is the fourth player in recent history to play both sports at Washington joining Nate Robinson (2002 FB, 2003-05 MBK), Charles Frederick (2002 MBK, 2001-04 FB) and Reggie Rogers (1983-85 MBK, 1984-86 FB).”
The 6-6, 258-pound Seferian-Jenkins averaged 19 points and eight rebounds last season at Gig Harbor High.
Here’s an updated blog post from Percy Allen with more on ASJ’s decision to play basketball.