5-star AZ Compass Prep (Ariz.) level guard TyTy Washington wrapped up the second leg of his recruitment Wednesday evening, committing to play for John Calipari and the Kentucky Wildcats.
Washington, a former Creighton signee, dedicated to Kentucky over Arizona, Baylor, Kansas, LSU and Oregon. Creighton launched Washington from his Nationwide Letter of Intent earlier this yr after racially insensitive remarks had been made by head coach Greg McDermott.
“Coach Cal’s a straight-forward dude,” Washington lately informed 247Sports. “He simply laid it on the desk. ‘That is what Kentucky is, that is what it’s about. You’re going to return right here and wager on your self each evening or this isn’t the place for you.’ That positively challenges me. It doesn’t scare me in any respect. Simply make sure that my confidence stays up and compete evening in and evening out.”
Washington was a four-star recruit simply a few weeks in the past, however his inventory obtained a significant increase in 247Sports’ closing class of 2021 rankings replace after a standout senior season at AZ Compass Prep. With Washington main the way in which, AZ Compass Prep reached the Geico Nationals.
247Sports ranks Washington because the No. 16 total recruit in his signing class and the No. 3 level guard within the nation.
“Constantly productive level guard with good dimension and size,” former 247Sports recruiting analyst Josh Gershon stated in his scouting report of Washington. “Stable body with loads of room so as to add power. Has good mixture of scoring and creating for level guard place.
“Has ball expertise and imaginative and prescient to constantly create for others whereas his jumper is playable to the perimeter. Finishes nicely at rim as a consequence of bodily instruments. Has capacity to defend each guard positions at subsequent degree as a consequence of instincts and size. Initiatives as excessive main starter with skilled upside if recreation continues to progress.”
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