NBA Draft

#25
PJ Washington
PPG RPG APG
15.2 7.5 1.8
Team: Kentucky WildcatsHeight: 6-8 Born: 8/23/1998
Class-Eligibility: So-SoWeight: 228 Hometown: Dallas, TX


Scouting Report

OVERVIEW
Washington played well as a freshman, and he was even better as a sophomore last season. He averaged 15.2 points and 7.5 rebounds while logging 29.3 minutes per game with Kentucky. Washington shot more than 50 percent from the field for the second straight season and added 1.2 blocks per game.
By returning to Kentucky for a second year, Washington also had time to improve his shot from distance. He made only 23.8 percent of his 3-pointers (5 of 21) as a freshman but boosted that number to 42.3 percent (33 of 78) as a sophomore. In his final game, an Elite 8 matchup against Auburn, he went out strong with 28 points and 13 rebounds in 37 minutes.
ANALYSIS
Washington proved to be a tremendous college player, but it remains to be seen whether those skills can translate to the NBA. He does not have the ideal size for a power forward in the league, and he will have to continue to work on his outside shot to earn valuable playing time.
However, it's tough to doubt Washington's work ethic, and his track record at Kentucky speaks for itself. It's possible to thrive as an undersized power forward, and if anyone can do it, Washington seems to fit the bill. He is not a high-ceiling lottery pick, but if a team is looking for a hard worker who could contribute to a successful franchise, he could be the perfect pick in the late first or early second round.
Projection: First Round
--Field Level Media

Career Stats

Per Game Team G GS MPG PPG RPG APG SPG BPG TOPG PFPG FG% 3P% FT%
17-18 Kty 37 30 27.4 10.8 5.7 1.5 0.8 0.8 1.9 2.7 .519 .238 .606
18-19 Kty 35 33 29.3 15.2 7.5 1.8 0.8 1.2 2.0 2.5 .522 .423 .663
Career 72 63 28.3 12.9 6.6 1.7 0.8 1.0 1.9 2.6 .521 .384 .632

Totals Team G GS Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
17-18 Kty 37 30 1012 135 260 5 21 126 208 67 211 57 28 31 71 100 401
18-19 Kty 35 33 1024 190 364 33 78 118 178 81 264 63 29 43 69 86 531
Career 72 63 2036 325 624 38 99 244 386 148 475 120 57 74 140 186 932

Game Logs

Date Opp Result Min FGM FGA 3PM 3PA FTM FTA OR REB A Stl Blk TO PF Pts
11/6 Duke L 84-118 17 3 7 1 2 1 2 1 2 0 0 0 0 5 8
11/9 SIU W 71-59 20 1 2 0 0 1 2 2 6 1 0 0 5 3 3
11/14 NorDak W 96-58 17 9 13 4 5 3 5 1 7 1 1 1 3 2 25
11/18 VMI W 92-82 33 6 12 0 0 7 9 7 18 3 0 0 1 0 19
11/21 Win W 87-74 27 7 11 0 1 5 7 1 11 4 3 1 3 0 19
11/23 TennSt W 77-62 27 1 6 0 1 4 8 2 7 0 2 1 1 2 6
11/28 Monm W 90-44 19 3 6 1 2 1 1 2 8 1 0 0 1 5 8
12/1 UNCG W 78-61 28 4 9 1 1 0 1 3 8 2 0 0 4 4 9
12/8 @SetonH L 83-84 35 8 15 1 3 12 13 4 12 4 0 4 2 1 29
12/15 Utah W 88-61 31 4 8 0 2 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 1 0 9
12/22 @UNC W 80-72 30 5 9 1 3 0 0 3 10 8 0 2 2 2 11
12/29 @Lou W 71-58 33 2 3 0 0 1 2 2 8 3 1 4 1 3 5
1/5 @Ala L 75-77 31 4 10 0 3 7 8 1 7 1 1 0 1 4 15
1/8 TexA&M W 85-74 28 4 8 0 2 1 1 1 5 2 1 0 1 2 9
1/12 Vandy W 56-47 32 1 4 0 1 1 4 5 8 1 1 1 0 3 3
1/15 @UGa W 69-49 30 4 6 1 1 1 2 3 6 0 0 0 1 4 10
1/19 @Auburn W 82-80 32 4 8 1 2 4 7 3 7 2 0 1 3 4 13
1/22 MissSt W 76-55 27 9 15 3 5 0 0 2 6 0 0 4 2 4 21
1/26 Kansas W 71-63 36 7 17 0 4 6 8 3 13 1 1 2 0 1 20
1/29 @Vandy W 87-52 29 9 15 3 3 5 6 4 12 2 3 0 2 1 26
2/2 @Fla W 65-54 35 6 13 0 1 3 5 4 12 2 0 1 2 3 15
2/5 SCar W 76-48 28 6 16 2 4 6 7 3 5 1 2 0 2 1 20
2/9 @MissSt W 71-67 24 9 13 3 3 2 4 1 3 1 0 1 1 5 23
2/12 LSU L 71-73 27 7 13 0 2 6 8 3 9 3 1 0 3 4 20
2/16 Tenn W 86-69 31 9 12 1 2 4 7 2 5 1 2 2 1 2 23
2/19 @Missou W 66-58 37 7 13 2 4 2 4 1 8 3 0 1 3 2 18
2/23 Auburn W 80-53 33 9 13 5 8 1 2 2 6 2 1 1 2 1 24
2/26 Ark W 70-66 35 2 7 0 2 5 10 0 6 1 2 2 1 2 9
3/2 @Tenn L 52-71 30 2 6 0 2 9 13 0 3 2 1 1 4 2 13
3/5 @Miss W 80-76 26 6 11 0 0 1 2 0 1 4 0 2 1 3 13
3/9 Fla W 66-57 38 6 14 0 2 3 3 3 9 1 0 0 4 2 15
3/15 Ala W 73-55 35 4 12 1 3 1 3 2 12 4 2 4 2 0 10
3/16 Tenn L 78-82 20 6 11 0 0 4 4 2 5 0 0 1 1 4 16
3/29 Hou W 62-58 26 6 8 0 0 4 7 0 2 1 0 1 3 2 16
3/31 Auburn L 71-77 37 10 18 2 4 6 11 5 13 0 2 2 5 3 28
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