Former American University all-America Kermit Washington was named to the West team yesterday for Sunday's National Basketball Association All-Star Game at Capital Centre.

Washington, a Portland Trail Blazer, was voted to the team by the Western Conference coaches as a replacement for Kansas City's Scott Wedman, who has a broken cheekbone.

Another Washington-area product, Adrian Dantley, who went to De Matha High School and now plays for the Utah, Jazz, will be a West starter.

There is also still a chance that Bullet center Wes Unseld will be named to the East team, joining teammate Elvin Hayes on the 11-man roster.

Unseld, having one of his finest seasons, was not named to the team, but an injury to Boston's Dave Cowens might force his withdrawal from the game. If Cowens does withdraw, NBA sources say Unseld or New York Knick rookie center Bill Cartwright most likely will be named as a replacement.

Moses Malone of Houston is the East's starting center and Cowens is the only backup.

Cowens sustained a bone bruise on the top of his left foot a week ago and hasn't played since. The decision on his playing status for the All-Star Game will be made later in the week.