PJ Washington is one of four NBA prospects representing the University of Kentucky at this week’s NBA combine, and the only one of the bunch to have not hired an agent. There is some talk that he is eager to keep his name in the draft, but needs promising feedback from the league to do so. If that is the case, it will take a strong showing in Chicago to climb up draft boards and earn the confirmation he needs to remain in the draft.
Washington did get a little bit of positive news on Wednesday in the form of a second-round projection in a new mock draft, which I believe is his first 2018 mock draft appearance. The good people over at SI.com slotted Washington at No. 53 to the Oklahoma City Thunder in their new post-lottery mock. It’s not the first-round promise Washington is looking for, but he’s at least in their draft conversation.
In the meantime, Washington is showing off his new photos from a shoot at the combine.