The Phoenix Suns have signed free agent guard Duane Washington Jr.
Washington (6-3, 197 pounds) averaged 9.9 points on 40.5% shooting from the field, 37.7% from three-point range and 75.4% from the free throw line in 48 games as a rookie with the Indiana Pacers last season. Among qualified NBA rookies, he ranked 12th in points per game, third in three-point percentage and ninth with 81 made three-pointers. Washington set a Pacers rookie record by making seven three-pointers at New Orleans on Jan. 24. He also appeared in 11 games with the Fort Wayne Mad Ants of the NBA G League last season, averaging 19.5 points, 4.4 assists and 3.4 rebounds.
The 22-year-old went undrafted in 2021 following a three-year career at Ohio State where he earned All-Big Ten honors in his final season after averaging a team-high 16.4 points. Born in Frankfurt, Germany, Washington grew up in Grand Rapids, Michigan.