Five-star point guard TyTy Washington is a Kentucky Wildcat, he announced Wednesday night on social media.
UK officially announced the addition of Washington moments after he committed.
According to Big Blue History, Washington will be the first player from Arizona to play for Kentucky, bringing the total to 39 states to have a player suit up for Kentucky.
John Calipari had the following to say about Washington.
“Players who thrive in our culture are players who are physically tough, who have a mental toughness to them, who want the challenge and are not looking for guarantees, and who want to see how good they can be in a really competitive environment,” Calipari said. “All of that describes TyTy Washington. He wanted this. He wanted the challenge. He is a combination guard who can play both point and off guard. He is a downhill runner who physically gets to the rim. His physical attributes and his mental approach leads me to believe he will be a terrific defender too. I am ecstatic for him to join Bryce Hopkins and Daimion Collins, two other young and talented players, in our freshman class.”
According to @bigbluehistory, TyTy Washington will become the first-ever Arizona native to suit up for Kentucky. That's 39 states down, 11 to go.
— Chris Fisher (@ChrisFisher247) May 13, 2021