TyTy Washington announced today on social media that he will be going to the NBA Draft next season. “After discussing my options with Coach Cal, my parents, and family, I’ve decided to make myself eligible for the upcoming NBA Draft.“
“To Big Blue Nation, I’d like to express my gratitude to all of you for embracing me and my family like your own this past year. From Coach Cal, to everyone involved with Kentuckybasketball, I can’t thank you enough for the support. The experience and the knowledge I can carry forward from my time here at Kentucky will help me be a better man and player moving forward," said the Phoenix native.
TyTy averaged 13.5 points per game along with 3.5 rebounds, 3.9 assists, and shot 45.1% from the field. He played for just one season at Kentucky, where his career high was 28 points vs. Tennessee. TyTy also set the record for most assists in a game as a Wildcat as he dished out 17 against Georgia. A phenomenal player to left his mark during his time here.
“TyTy is a play-making guard who has the ability to play on the ball or off and still impact the game in a variety of ways,” UK head coach John Calipari said. “We’ve had a number of players leave here and be successful at the next level who are in a similar mode as TyTy. I’m excited for TyTy and his family because I know with his work ethic, his ability to play within himself and allow the game to come to him, that he will have the opportunity to be another one of our guys to find success in that league. TyTy’s best days as a basketball player are in front of him and he and his family know that they have my full support as he chases his dreams.”
According to NBADraft.net, TyTy Washington is currently projected to be taken at No. 11 in the draft, where he would potentially be chosen by the Portland Trailblazers.
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