And there you have it, 2021 five-star point guard TyTy Washington has committed to the Kentucky Wildcats and John Calipari, providing some resolution to the point guard issue for next issue.
Washington blew up after his decommitment from Creighton earlier this year, and Kentucky was one of the first ones to jump at the chance to get TyTy on their campus next season.
Washington is ranked anywhere from No. 21 to No. 12 and is considered one of the top-three point guards in the class, with ESPN, whom he announced his decision by, having him as their No. 12 ranked prospect and their No. 2 point guard. At this point, it wouldn’t be a big surprise if he turns out to be the best point guard to come out of this class.
This is a massive get for the Wildcats and you can very slowly start to feel the swagger return to John Calipari and the University of Kentucky basketball program. Having missing on every feasible big-name point guard last year, Calipari pulls a late rabbit out of his hat and lands one of the top-3 point guard’s in the country.
The addition of Orlando Antigua and Chin Coleman will only make Kentucky stronger. Welcome to Lexington, TyTy!
Here’s how Twitter reacted:
Players who thrive in our culture are physically tough, have mental toughness to them, want the challenge & are not looking for guarantees, and want to see how good they can be in a competitive environment. That describes @tytywashington3. He wanted this. He wanted the challenge. https://t.co/QNAUQZdDlW— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) May 13, 2021
He can play both point and off guard. He is a downhill runner who physically gets to the rim. His physical attributes and mental approach leads me to believe he will be a terrific defender too. I am ecstatic for him to join @BryceHopkins and @CollinsDaimion in our freshman class.— John Calipari (@UKCoachCalipari) May 13, 2021
2021 five-star guard TyTy Washington announces his commitment to Kentucky: pic.twitter.com/iN57nlIQpm— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) May 13, 2021
It sounds like Georgia Bulldogs transfer Sahvir Wheeler could also be joining Kentucky very soon.
⏳…— Jai Lucas (@CoachJLuc) May 13, 2021
Just told by an individual very close to Sahvir Wheeler that he will announce “within the next 48 hours.” May not happen today after all. On the bright side, Ty Ty Washington to announce at 9 EST tonight. @KentuckyRivals— David Sisk (@CoachDavidSisk) May 12, 2021
Kentucky has landed the pledge of TyTy Washington. This is a huge win for Calipari and his new look staff. I believe that Washington could end up being one of this classes top prospects and some time in Lexington will do both sides wonders.— Jake (@jakeweingarten) May 13, 2021
John Calipari on commit TyTy Washington: “He wanted this. He is a combination guard who can play both point and off guard. He is a downhill runner who physically gets to rim. His physical attributes and his mental approach leads me to believe he will be a terrific defender too.”— Vaughts' Views (@vaughtsviews) May 13, 2021
Kentucky gets a commitment from five star combo guard TyTy Washington. Not gonna lie: If UK also gets a commit from Georgia transfer Sahvir Wheeler- as many project - that will be about as deep, balanced and experienced a team as John Calipari has had in a LONG time— Aaron Torres (@Aaron_Torres) May 13, 2021
According to @bigbluehistory, TyTy Washington will become the first-ever Arizona native to suit up for Kentucky. That's 39 states down, 11 to go.— Chris Fisher (@ChrisFisher247) May 13, 2021
TyTy Washington to Kentucky. Great recruiting job by John Calipari to land Washington, who was pretty much a must get after Hickman left.— T.J. Walker (@TJWalkerRadio) May 13, 2021
I think Washington will be up-and-down at times but really excited to see what he could be come March.
With the addition of 5-star TyTy Washington, Kentucky's class jumps 23 spots to No. 7 in the 247Sports Composite Team Recruiting Rankings (which does not include transfers).— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) May 13, 2021
Come on down TyTy Washington. Get me to next season. Cal and Kentucky’s redemption tour is going to be beautiful.— Bobby Reagan (@BarstoolReags) May 13, 2021
TyTy Washington— Barstool Arizona (@UofABarstool) May 13, 2021
SadSad Arizona https://t.co/bn9V4tjdLC
TyTy Washington is the 12th 5 ⭐️ point guard to commit to Kentucky under Cal.— Berkley’s Pops™️ (@BrandoAKing) May 13, 2021
Five-star PGs John Calipari has signed at UK:— TheCatsPause247 (@TheCatsPause247) May 13, 2021
2009: John Wall
2010: Brandon Knight
2011: Marquis Teague
2012: Ryan Harrow
2013: Andrew Harrison
2014: Tyler Ulis
2015: Isaiah Briscoe
2016: De'Aaron Fox
2017: Quade Green
2018: Ashton Hagans/Immanuel Quickley
2021: TyTy Washington
Tyty Washington > George Washington— . (@LilJoeBHall) May 13, 2021