On Saturday, 2021 four-star point guard TyTy Washington cut his list of schools to six: Arizona, Baylor, Kansas, Kentucky, LSU, and Oregon. Yesterday, the former Creighton commit broke down each program with Jason Jordan, starting with your Kentucky Wildcats.
“It’s Kentucky, and it’s the best of the best. When you go there you have to prove yourself, and I’m the kind of player who loves the bet on myself. That’s just how I was raised. I love their style of play; Coach Cal gives his players opportunities and space and freedom to play your game.”
Those comments are very encouraging, but Washington spoke highly of all the schools on his list, specifically Arizona, which is only an hour and a half from his hometown of Chandler, Az.
“I speak to Coach Tommy Lloyd at least twice a day on FaceTime. He’s really coming hard and letting me know that he wants me to come there and be the point guard. He’s really passionate. Just seeing how they ran the offense at Gonzaga and how free flowing it was is attractive to me. I love the way he used Jalen Suggs because me and Jalen have a lot of similarities in our games.”
Hmm. Yesterday, ESPN’s Jonathan Givony included Washington in his 2022 NBA mock draft as the No. 13 pick. He was the only potential (or current) Kentucky Wildcat in the projections. If you want more positive vibes about Kentucky’s chances, check out Jack’s interview with Washington’s AZ Compass Prep head coach, Ed Gipson, from last week.
“It was a great Zoom, Coach Cal was straight forward. I think TyTy expressed what he was looking for, and I think Coach Cal, Coach Lucas, Coach Flint, the entire staff, it was straight forward,” Gipson told KSR. “They told him what it was and that’s all you can ask for, honesty. I felt like it went well, and I felt TyTy and the family felt like it went well, too.”
As for a timetable, Washington said he hopes to make a decision “around the end of the month.” So, possibly next week. Don’t geek.