P. J. Washington
Washington at the 2017 McDonald's All-American Game
|No. 25 – Charlotte Hornets|
|Born||August 23, 1998|
|Listed height||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)|
|Listed weight||228 lb (103 kg)|
|High school||Findlay Prep (Henderson, Nevada)|
|NBA draft||2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12th overall|
|Selected by the Charlotte Hornets|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NBA.com|
|Stats at Basketball-Reference.com|
Paul Jamaine "P. J." Washington Jr. (born August 23, 1998) is an American professional basketball player for the Charlotte Hornets of the National Basketball Association (NBA). He played college basketball for the Kentucky Wildcats.
Washington is the son of Sherry and Paul Washington Sr. He has two brothers Tyler and Spencer, and one sister Alexandria. Both of his parents played basketball at Middle Tennessee State. He wears number 25 because his father wore 25 in college.
Washington is considered as one of the best players in the 2017 recruiting class by Scout.com, Rivals.com and ESPN. On November 10, 2016 he committed to the Kentucky Wildcats, on November 20 he signed his letter of intent.
|Name||Hometown||High school / college||Height||Weight||Commit date|
|P. J. Washington
|Frisco, TX||Findlay Prep (NV)||6 ft 8 in (2.03 m)||229 lb (104 kg)||Nov 10, 2016|
|Recruiting star ratings: Scout: Rivals: 247Sports: ESPN: ESPN grade: 95|
|Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: #13 Rivals: #11 247Sports: #13 ESPN: #11|
Throughout most of his freshman season at Kentucky, Washington played through a pinkie injury that required surgery in the summer. In the NCAA Tournament loss to Kansas State, Washington led Kentucky with 18 points and 15 rebounds. Washington averaged 10.8 points and 5.7 rebounds per game as a freshman. After the season, he declared for the NBA draft, but announced his return on May 30, 2018.
Following Kentucky's loss in the 2019 NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament, Washington announced his intention to forgo his final two seasons of collegiate eligibility and declare for the 2019 NBA Draft, where he was projected to be a first-round selection.
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- "P.J. Washington". www.usab.com.
- "P.J. Washington, Findlay Prep, Power Forward". 247sports.com.
- "P.J. Washington - Basketball Recruiting - Player Profiles". ESPN.
- Hale, Jon (August 8, 2018). "Can Reid Travis and PJ Washington play together in the same UK lineup?". Louisville Courier-Journal. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
- "PJ Washington will return as Kentucky's leading scorer; Wenyen Gabriel, Jarred Vanderbilt staying in draft". ESPN. Associated Press. May 30, 2018. Retrieved August 9, 2018.
- "Kentucky's Washington declares for NBA draft". ESPN. April 9, 2019.
- "Hornets Select PJ Washington With The 12th Pick In The 2019 NBA Draft". NBA.com. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
- "Hornets Sign First-Round Draft Pick PJ Washington". NBA.com. July 3, 2019. Retrieved July 4, 2019.
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