Dr. Dish Fam Member TyTy Washington Becomes 1st Round NBA Draft Pick
by Jeremy Rushing, on Jun 24, 2022 8:00:00 AM
There's a new Dr. Dish Fam member in the NBA!
We'd like to send a HUGE congratulations to TyTy Washington, who was drafted 29th overall in Thursday's NBA Draft. Technically taken by the Memphis Grizzlies, the pick was promptly traded to the Houston Rockets.
BREAKING: Memphis drafts Tyty Washington No. 29 overall— Hoop Central (@TheHoopCentral) June 24, 2022
(Washington headed to Houston) pic.twitter.com/SUSNTIc3RW
Washington has been a projected 1st round pick since his days as a star at top high school program AZ Compass Prep and further solidified that status during his one impressive season at Kentucky.
"TyTy Washington is a pure floor general that makes the players around him better. His ability to read defenses and play with pace and intelligence is what truly separates him as a player," said AZ Compass Coach and Program Director Pete Kaffey.
In 2021-22, the freshman started 29 games for the Wildcats, averaging 12.5 points per game and stepping up big in big moments:
- Jan 8 vs. Georgia: 17 points and a school-record 17 assists
- Jan 15 vs. #22 Tennessee: 28 points, 5 assists, 3 steals, 10-13 FG
- SEC Semifinal vs. Vanderbilt: 22 points, 4-5 3PT
- SEC Championship vs. #9 Tennessee: 17 points, 6 rebounds, 4 assists, 3 steals
TyTy's journey through his rookie year and beyond will definitely be one to watch, and we can't wait to see him tip off his pro career this fall!
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