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Charlotte Hornets select PJ Washington with the No. 12 pick

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.

Congratulations, PJ!

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Article written by Jack Pilgrim

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12 Comments for Charlotte Hornets select PJ Washington with the No. 12 pick



  1. BlueByYou
    8:56 pm June 20, 2019 Permalink

    Hope Blackshear was watching and taking note of Cal pushing PJ and making him better!



    • 4everUKblue
      9:44 pm June 20, 2019 Permalink

      He was the only player to give his coach props, says a lot.



  2. njcat54
    9:02 pm June 20, 2019 Permalink

    Permanently relegating MKG to the bench



    • BlueDeuce
      9:42 pm June 20, 2019 Permalink

      … for $13.1M



    • Underdog
      9:43 pm June 20, 2019 Permalink

      Smoking crack!

      MKG still underestimated by our own fans.



    • catdaddyd
      10:35 pm June 20, 2019 Permalink

      MKG average 6 points. 4 Rebounds



    • 4everUKblue
      9:46 pm June 20, 2019 Permalink

      MKG is one of the hardest working players anywhere.



  3. Big Sexy
    11:36 pm June 20, 2019 Permalink

    UK players and Charlotte have not been a good combination here lately.



  4. MacAssassin123
    12:40 am June 21, 2019 Permalink

    A really bad Fit for PJ but that happens in during the draft he will make the most of it.



  5. MacAssassin123
    12:41 am June 21, 2019 Permalink

    I have heard Kerry Johnson is planning on taking a visit to Memphis and Texas A&M this coming week.



  6. MacAssassin123
    11:58 am June 21, 2019 Permalink

    Kerry Blackshear



  7. zoupman
    3:22 pm June 21, 2019 Permalink

    Happy fior PJ. Best wishes to him.