On Wednesday, the Charlotte Hornets announced that Washington would be held out due to a sore foot. It’s the same foot that cost Washington two games in the NCAA Tournament, though he’s expected to be ready for training camp in September.
@hornets Head Coach James Borrego told media that PJ Washington (sore left foot) is doubtful to play in NBA Summer League. Team is being cautious with the injury that he suffered in college. Washington is expected to be ready for Training Camp.— Charlotte Hornets PR (@HornetsPR) July 3, 2019
In his final season at Kentucky, Washington became one of the nation’s most dominant players in college basketball, averaging 15.2 points and 7.5 rebounds with nine double-doubles. He shot 52.2 percent from the floor and 42.3 percent from 3-point range while ending his UK career with 932 points, 475 rebounds 120 assists and 74 blocks.
Washington saved his best for last, as he racked up 44 points and 15 rebounds against Houston and Auburn in the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight while playing with a foot injury. He earned multiple All-American honors and was selected 12th overall in the 2019 NBA Draft.