Five-star forward P.J. Washington is the latest Calipari recruit to include the Cats while cutting his list.
Findlay Prep’s finest is considered the #23 prospect in the nation and #8 small forward by the 247 Composite Rankings. Their Crystal Ball favors Kentucky more than any other school, with Texas as a not-so close second.
Washington told 247 Sports back in April that Kentucky is near the top of his list, along with three other schools he plans on visiting: Michigan State, Texas and North Carolina. Here’s what he said about UK after taking an unofficial visit in late March:
“It’s a great facility,” Washington recalled. “I feel like it’s one of the easiest ways to get into the league. I feel like it’s almost everybody’s dream to go there. I want to see how they are going to do next year definitely and I’m going to take an official there.”
Two weeks after coming to Lexington, John Calipari returned the favor by visiting Washington’s home. Calipari has obviously made him a priority and you can see why from watching just one of Washington’s many highlight reels below.
When the Cats didn’t make Michael Porter Jr.’s Top Five, Washington became much more important. It’s good to see he’s feeling that love from Kentucky.