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Kentucky Makes P.J. Washington’s Top Eight

The Cats made the cut for Dallas power forward P.J. Washington.  The No. 16 player in the class of 2016 trimmed his list to Kentucky, Arizona, Texas, UCLA, UNLV, North Carolina, Kansas and N.C. State. 

The Cats’ biggest battle will be with his home state school of Texas, although Evan Daniels said earlier today, “Kentucky is in good shape.”  It’s also worth noting that Washington has a Kentucky connection — he was born in Louisville.

P.J. Washington
Power Forward| 6-7 | 225 lbs.
Dallas, TX | Findlay Prep
AAU: Team Penny
★★★★★
ESPN No. 16 | 4 PF Top247 No. 16 | 6 PF
Rivals No. 23 | 5 PF Scout No. 14 | 1 PF

After attending the Peach Jam, Washington is without a doubt my favorite post player in the class.  He’s only 6’7″, but he’s the best rebounder I saw on the floor, bringing back memories of Chuck Hayes.  Washington is also a proficient trash-talker, one that backs down from nobody.

His Team Penny teammate John Petty is also considered a heavy lean to Kentucky.  Their recruitment is similar; Calipari must draw Petty away from his home state school, Arkansas.

Article written by Nick Roush

"Look upon the doughnut, and not upon the hole." @RoushKSR

2 Comments for Kentucky Makes P.J. Washington’s Top Eight



  1. stl_cat
    8:49 pm August 3, 2016 Permalink

    I believe Petty is from Alabama, not Arkansas



  2. StuckinLville
    7:24 am August 4, 2016 Permalink

    You’re right, it’s Alabama not Arkansas. All he needs to do is look at people who chose to go away from home and see how it worked for them and then people like Malik Newman who wanted to be the hometown hero. Ended up not being a one and done and now transferring away from a coach he claimed he trusted. Hopefully Petty makes the right decision and if him and Washington team up at UK…look out.