P.J. Washington

Height: 6-8
Weight: 230
College: Kentucky
Classification: Sophomore
Birthdate: 8/23/1998

2019 Top 100 Prospect Rank: 12
Projected Draft Range: Mid 1st Round
​2019 NBA Draft: Round 1, Pick 12 by the Charlotte Hornets

Pros:

Strong finisher around the basket
Fairly good low post scorer
Fairly good scorer off the dribble
Decent shooter, especially from mid-range
Excels at scoring on the move
Tremendous free throw generator
Decent playmaker for a player his size
Has very good hands
Adequate rebounder
Good defensive player
Solid athlete
Good motor
Has a long wingspan

 
Cons:

Inconsistent shooter
Must extend his shooting range
May have a slow release
Must expand upon his low post moves
Needs to improve his free throw shooting
Not an elite ball handler
Can play too wildly on offense
Can have lapses defensively
Can be foul prone
May be a classic tweener

 
Summary:

P.J. Washington is a tough, physical bruiser that can really rebound the basketball.  He will crash the basket to garner scores and boards for his team, but he is undersized, and may be lacking enough perimeter skills for a player his size.  But right now, he may be a borderline first round candidate for the 2019 NBA Draft.

 

Links:

DraftExpress Profile

NBADraft.Net Profile

RealGM Profile

2018 ESPN Draft Profile

Courier Journal’s Article on Washington Returning