Juco forward commits to UAB

Alabama-Birmingham landed a verbal commitment from junior college power forward C.J. Washington (Augusta, Ga./Tallahassee C.C.) earlier this week, according to www.al.com.

Washington made his decision while on an official visit last weekend.

"I liked everything about UAB," Washington told the paper. "The coaches, the school, the players, the community, it's a family-oriented place. I like how the coach was with the players and I like the style of play."

Auburn, Colorado State, Rhode Island and Virginia Tech were also involved. Washington joins PG Dayshawn Watkins (Little Rock, Ark./North Little Rock) and PG Denzel Watts (Flint, Mich./Carman-Ainsworth) in the Blazers' 2013 class.