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
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