Kentucky needed to lock the point guard position down and the coaching staff was able to do that last night by landing a commitment from the No. 3 point guard in the 2021 recruiting class, TyTy Washington.
Washington has been on Kentucky’s radar since decommitting from Creighton and watching his stock soar. Now, he joins a long line of five-star point guards to play under John Calipari at Kentucky.
It seemed to be between Kentucky and Arizona, and Kentucky had been gaining a lot of momentum, and when news broke yesterday that Washington was moving up his announcement date, many assumed it would be Kentucky.
Washington figures to play a substantial role in Kentucky’s backcourt next season as a guy who can run the point guard position but can also play off the ball too, especially if Kentucky also lands a commitment from Georgia transfer Sahvir Wheeler.
Washington has drawn some comparisons to former Wildcat Immanuel Quickley on Twitter, pointing out his shooting ability and versatility in the backcourt. I would think most fans love the thought of an IQ-type player joining this roster.
Make no mistake, landing Washington is a major get for Kentucky.
Tweet of the Day
2021 five-star guard TyTy Washington announces his commitment to Kentucky: pic.twitter.com/iN57nlIQpm— Jack Pilgrim (@JackPilgrimKSR) May 13, 2021
All the Kentucky shirts.
Washington’s commitment comes at a crucial time at a crucial position.
He’s one of the best in the SEC if you ask me.
Any connection to the Aaron Rodgers riff?
Bring the tissues.
No staying up until past midnight this year.
The Pistons are putting their faith in Casey.