Men's Basketball

Saddi Washington
Saddi  Washington

Associate Head Coach



Open Tryouts for Men's Basketball Set for Oct. 9

Full-time enrolled students must contact Saddi Washington.



He enters his eighth season with the men's basketball program.


No. 4 Seed Oakland Faces No. 5 Seed Fort Wayne on Sunday

The Golden Grizzlies were swept by the Mastodons during the regular season.


Oakland Welcomes Fort Wayne in Regular-Season Finale

The Golden Grizzlies will recognize their two seniors before the game.


Oakland Hosts Morehead State in BracketBusters Game

Saturday's game will tip at 5 p.m. inside the O'rena.


Oakland defeats Albion in home opener

Oakland's home opener vs. Albion.


Oakland-Milwaukee at the O'rena

Golden Grizzlies battled the Panthers in #HLMBB play


Oakland vs. Western Illinois (Homecoming Game)

Oakland head coach Grag Kampe earned his 500th career win at home on Saturday during homecoming.


Oakland at Eastern Michigan

Golden Grizzlies and Eagles battled inside the Convocation Center.


Men's Basketball vs BGSU

OU men's basketball took on BGSU in the first round of the Postseason Tournament on March 14.

Saddi Washington enters his eighth season as assistant coach on the men's basketball staff at Oakland. Washington primarily works with the guards for the Golden Grizzlies.

Washington is responsible for bringing in some of the top mid-major recruits in the country to Oakland. Four players have led the country in a statistical category, beginning with Johnathon Jones in 2008-09 when he led the NCAA with 8.1 assists per game. Reggie Hamilton followed in 2011-12 by scoring a NCAA-best 26.2 points per game, while Travis Bader made a school and Summit League record 139 treys in 2012-13. Teammate Duke Mondy led the country with 3.03 steals per game, breaking the school record with 100 in 2012-13. Bader and Mondy were the first tandem to lead the NCAA in a category inside The Summit League.

Jones developed in to one of the finest point guards in Summit League history, setting a new all-time league record with 819 assists. Jones finished as a two-time Mid-Major All-American and All-Summit League first team selection. Bader, a Mid-Major Player of the Year finalist, was a first team all-league selection and Mondy garnered all-league second team accolades in 2013.

Another sharpshooter under Washington was Erik Kangas who ranked fourth in the country with 3.9 treys per game, earning all-league honors for the second time during his senior campaign in 2008-09. He set the single-season Summit League record with 135 triples made in 2008-09, a record that is now held by current standout Bader.

Hamilton was the latest sensational guard for OU, becoming the first Summit League player to lead the country in scoring at 26.2 points per game. Hamilton was a two-time All-Summit League selection and a Mid-Major All-American. He is the third straight guard to reach the professional ranks during Washington's tenure.

Bader continues to climb the NCAA record book and set a new school record with 357 through 2012-13. He needs just 101 to break former Duke standout J.J. Redick's all-time record of 457 and is just 307 3-point attempts from breaking St. Peter's Keydren Clark's all-time NCAA record of 1,192. Bader was named Mid-Major All-American in 2012-13 and is a two-time all-league performer.

Washington brings plenty of playing experience to the Golden Grizzlies staff with seven years of professional competition under his belt. He was the No. 1 overall draft pick in the Continental Basketball Association in 1998 by the Grand Rapids Hoops and has played overseas in Italy, France, Greece and Israel. In 2001 he was a member of the Detroit Dogs of the ABA that won the leagues inaugural title. He has also been at NBA preseason camps with a number of teams, including the Utah Jazz, Denver Nuggets and Atlanta Hawks.

A 1998 graduate of Western Michigan University with a degree in business/marketing, Washington was inducted into his alma mater's Hall of Fame in the fall 2010. In 1994 he was named to the Mid-American Conference all-freshman team after averaging 14.0 points per game. A two-time All-MAC selection, he was a first team pick after his senior season in 1998 after scoring 626 points, averaging 21.6 per game. He helped lead the Broncos to the NCAA tournament that season where they upset Clemson in the first round.

A native of Lansing, Mich., Washington attended Sexton High School where he was a four-year letterwinner in basketball and track, receiving all-state recognition in both sports in 1993. He and his wife Channon reside in Waterford with their daughter Sidney and son Caleb.

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