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Saturday / January 16.
  • Jay-Z’s nephew Nahziah Carter leaving Washington to begin professional basketball career

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    By JACOB POLACHECK

    Senior guard Nahziah Carter is leaving the University of Washington men’s basketball team to begin a professional basketball career, he announced Friday via Twitter.

    https://twitter.com/_ClutchCarter/status/1334949281854156801
    The 6-foot-6, 205-pound shooting guard from Rochester, N.Y. is the nephew of rapper Jay-Z.

    Last season, Carter averaged 12.2 points and 4.9 rebounds last season while starting 31 of 32 games. 

    “Earlier this week, Nahziah and I spoke to discuss his status as a member of our men’s basketball program,” Washington head coach Mike Hopkins said in a press release Friday. “In that conversation, he informed me that he will be leaving to pursue a professional basketball career. I am in agreement that this step forward can provide an opportunity for Nahziah’s growth and development.”

    The team announced on October 15 that Carter had been suspended from all team activities after violating the school’s Intercollegiate Athletics student code of conduct.

    Without Carter, Washington has started the season with an 0-3 record (0-1 Pac-12).

    Photo: University of Washington Athletics

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