PJ Washington commits to Kentucky

11/10/2016 06:50 PM

Five-star power forward PJ Washington joined Nick Richards today as the second player to join John Calipari’s 2017 class.

Washington just announced his decision on ESPNU and chose the Wildcats over North Carolina and UNLV. He is the number one power forward in scout.com’s 2017 rankings and is ranked number 14 overall in the class.

Evan Daniels spoke with KSTV about what Washington will bring to Kentucky next year.

“Kentucky is getting a guy in PJ Washington that is so versatile, especially on the offensive end,” said Daniels. “I think he can score the ball in a variety of way. He’s got post moves on the block. He can step out, face the rim, make jump shots or drive the ball. I think he’s one of the best rebounders in the entire country.”

Kentucky now has two five-star players in their 2017 class and will look to add more in the next week.

Check out some of PJ Washington’s highlights from this summer’s Peach Jam.

Clayton Abernathy

Clayton is a Producer for Spectrum News. He graduated with a Journalism degree from the University of Kentucky and he lives and breathes UK Basketball, making him the perfect fit to produce KSTV. That’s Kentucky’s only nightly half-hour show dedicated solely to UK sports. You can watch it weeknights at 7:30 and 11 on Spectrum News. Follow Clayton on twitter @ClaySTV1 to stay updated on the latest UK Basketball and recruiting news or to follow his amateur competitive eating endeavors. He once ate thirteen cheese Coney hot dogs in one sitting…on his lunch break.

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