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George Washington III Excited to Form Duo With Fellow 2023 Commit Austin Parks, Says “I'm Trying” to Recruit Devin Royal to Ohio State

The first commit in Ohio State’s 2023 recruiting class is accruing no shortage of experience playing alongside Buckeye State natives and potential future teammates this spring and summer.

George Washington III, a Texas native who played his junior year of high school basketball at Kentucky’s Christian Academy of Louisville, will spend his final season in Ohio. Washington’s father, longtime Texas women’s basketball assistant George Washington II, accepted a new position on the women’s basketball staff at Dayton this offseason, which means his son will now play closer to his future college as a high school senior.

But before Washington even selected a school in Ohio, the four-star combo guard and No.