Former Kentucky power forward PJ Washington is officially a member of the Charlotte Hornets.
Selected No. 12 overall, Washington is set to join former Wildcats Malik Monk and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in Charlotte.
“Without it, I don’t think I would have been a first-round pick,” the former Wildcat said on ESPN after getting drafted. “I definitely credit Coach Cal and the Kentucky program for getting me to this point.”
In 35 games this past year, the 6-foot-7 forward averaged 15.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists, and 1.2 blocks per contest.
While this is the first time in the John Calipari era Kentucky hasn’t had a top-10 pick, Washington’s selection at No. 12 gives the UK head coach his 20th lottery pick during his time in Lexington.