We officially have a decision date for Kentucky’s top point guard option in the class of 2021.
Five-star senior TyTy Washington, the nation’s No. 12 overall prospect in ESPN’s latest player rankings, will announce his commitment on May 15.
Washington scheduled his commitment date on Twitter this afternoon.
Change of plan I’ll be committing on May 15th****** sorry ?
— Tyty Washington (@tytywashington3) May 4, 2021
Washington, a 6-foot-3, 185-pound guard out of Phoenix, Arizona, recently narrowed down his decision down to six schools, with Kentucky joining the likes of Arizona, Baylor, Kansas, LSU and Oregon.
ESPN has Washington listed at No. 12 overall and No. 2 among point guards in the class, while Rivals has him ranked No. 32 in the class and No. 6 at his position and 247Sports has him ranked No. 33 overall and No. 4 at his position.
“His parents raised him the right way, he’s built tough. Like Ford tough, he’s built that way,” Washington’s head coach at AZ Compass Prep, Ed Gipson, told KSR. “He’s going to take what he wants, he’s not going to back down from anybody. He’s a dog, a bonafide dog.”
Gipson feels Washington would easily be able to handle the pressure that comes with being a point guard at Kentucky, as it’s something he’s done his entire life.
“It’d be no problem for him. The kid, he’s handled (pressure) his whole life. The shooting, being able to get to his spots, that just comes to him naturally. But it’s the intangible stuff (that separates him),” Gipson added. “He’s the type of kid to take a charge, even though he’s the best player on the team. That’s the stuff that wins championships, and that’s what he brings. He’s always been a winner.
“… He’s a guy you want in your corner. If you’re in a foxhole, you want TyTy Washington there with you. That’s what you need to know right there.”
ESPN draft analyst Jonathan Givony told KSR that he’s a big fan of Washington’s game, specifically pointing out his basketball IQ and competitive nature.
“I like TyTy Washington a lot. He has an extremely high basketball IQ, he just really knows how to play,” he told KSR. “He’s a winner, he’s competitive, he makes other guys better, he can shoot off the dribble. He’s got good size, he’s got length, he really has a lot of things that you look for from a point guard that age.”
Watch him work below:
Come on down, TyTy.