The Kentucky Wildcats have gained another talented recruit. 2021 Five Star point guard TyTy Washington will be playing for Head Coach John Calipari next year. This is a big addition for the Wildcats who really needed a point guard coming in after freshman Devin Askew decided to transfer to the Texas Longhorns. Washington was one of the last 2021 five-star recruits that hadn’t made his decision for the upcoming year. The Wildcats are attempting to rebuild after a disastrous 2020 season.
Five-star point guard TyTy Washington has committed to Kentucky.
“There is a big challenge at Kentucky for playing time and a leadership role. I always liked a challenge.”
Washington is the 12th five-star point guard to commit to Kentucky since John Calipari took over in 2009.
— Jeff Borzello (@jeffborzello) May 13, 2021
Washington is a talented point guard who picked the Kentucky Wildcats over the LSU Tigers, Oregon Ducks, Kansas Jayhawks, Baylor Bears, and Arizona Wildcats. Head Coach John Calipari has made it clear he is willing to help talented five-stars reach the NBA and maximize their potential. The program is still looking to add one more guard before their 2021 roster is finalized. Washington could end up being a “one and done” prospect or he could decide to stick around for a second year.
The Wildcats are well prepared for a better 2021 season. The returns they got from last year paired with recruits and transfers should have them back in the NCAA Tournament this upcoming season. Kentucky is used to changing rosters but there will be plenty of familiar faces in Lexington this upcoming year. TyTy Washington should help the Wildcats right the ship next season. Calipari will have the program competing at a higher level and it should return to the Kentucky program that controls the SEC.