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Washington joins a point guard-needy class.

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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.

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Headlines

What does TyTy Washington’s commitment mean for UK? - KSR

Washington’s commitment comes at a crucial time at a crucial position.

Chris Rodriguez is finally getting some recognition - Herald Leader

He’s one of the best in the SEC if you ask me.

Packers adding Blake Bortles - CBS

Any connection to the Aaron Rodgers riff?

Vanessa Bryant will honor Kobe at HOF - Bleacher Report

Bring the tissues.

No Monday Night Football doubleheader this year - Yahoo

No staying up until past midnight this year.

Dwayne Casey getting contract extension in Detroit - ESPN

The Pistons are putting their faith in Casey.