Through the years, several parents of UK players have become well-known among the fanbase.
Tywanna Patterson (Patrick Patterson’s mother), Marilyn Blount (Bam Adebayo’s mother), and Aaron Harrison Sr. are a few recent ones that come to mind.
Paul Washington, father of P.J. Washington, may soon become another favorite among the Kentucky fanbase.
According to Larry Vaught, Paul has been pitching the University of Kentucky to several of the recruits playing with the Team USA U19 team in Egypt.
“We had dinner the other night with them all,” Washington told Vaught. “We talk a lot of recruiting. We are the only parents here, so we are together a lot. So you know me. Whatever I need to do for the UK family, I will do it.”
Paul became friends with Kevin Knox’s family and often spoke to them about Kevin joining the Wildcats. Of course, Kevin Knox shocked a lot of people when he chose Kentucky over Duke, North Carolina, and Florida State.
There are several recruits John Calipari is targeting that are playing on the team, including Cameron Reddish, Immanuel Quickley, Romeo Langford, and Louis King. King is the only one to not have a scholarship, but a strong performance during this tournament could grab Calipari’s attention.