Two days before he lost his job as coach of the Franklin Learning Center boys' basketball team, Pete Merlino said that if Wilson Washington played for the Bobcats, they'd be the best team in the city.
Now Washington, a 6-foot-7 sophomore, is joining the team.
A transfer from Edison, where he averaged 9.8 points and nine rebounds a game last season, Washington learned yesterday that he can play for FLC.
A high honors student at FLC, Washington, along with his parents, had made an agreement with the school that he would not play basketball this season. Instead, he would devote himself to academics.