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John Petty and P.J. Washington doing package deal?

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This could be great news for UK.

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The Kentucky Wildcats haven't had much luck when it comes to package deals.

That hopefully will change if John Petty and P.J. Washington decide to play together in college. The two five-star forwards play for Team Penny on the AAU circuit, so they're already comfortable playing together.

But could that happen at Kentucky?

In an interview with Krossover TV, Washington indicated that scenario is "very possible" and "It might happen."

Washington, who hails from Texas but plays for Findlay Prep, is ranked by 247 Sports Composite as the 16th-best prospect in the 2017 class. The home-state Longhorns are viewed as the biggest challenger for UK in this recruitment.

As for Petty, the Alabama native is ranked by the same service as the 25th-best prospect in 2017. Another home-state challenger is in play here as the Crimson Tide are pushing UK hard to keep Petty.

The good thing about a potential package deal here is Petty plays more on the wing and as a 2 guard. Washington is more of a 4 who can play on the wing some, so both should be able to be on the floor at the same time in college.

The problem is, while UK would like to have both, their pursuit of elite prospects like DeAndre Ayton, Mohamed Bamba and Kevin Knox is keeping John Calipari for pushing harder to get Petty and Washington.

That's why this, perhaps more than any class under Calipari, has been very hard to get a read on who he's making his top priorities. One thing is for sure, and that's if Calipari puts Petty and Washington near the top od his 2017 priorities, both have a great chance of ending up Wildcats.