PJ WASHINGTON

BIRTHDATE: 8/23/98

POSITION: Power Forward

HEIGHT: 6'8"

WEIGHT: 235 lbs

SCHOOL/ TEAM: Kentucky

CLASS: Sophomore

STRENGTHS

  •  Throwback physical PF with a much improved shooting stroke

  • Good athlete with 7'3'' wingspan

  • Looks to finish plays at rim with dunks and plays through contact.

  • Seeks contact and enjoys physical play.

  • Good passing instincts. Can make reads from high post, low post and can makes passes on the move.

  • Beats slower bigs off the dribble; Good first step.

  • Effective low post scorer, utilizes both hands and has good touch on jump hook.

  • Improving shooter (24% on 3's as a freshman to 42% on 3's as a sophomore) from that can knock down open jumper or attack close outs

  • Rebounds and can push the ball ahead and make the right reads

  • High motor/plays hard and loves to attack offensive glass

  • Always looks to run the floor; Strong rim runner

  • Good hands, catches everything 

  • Can score as a roll man, post player, off the ball cutter and floor spacer

  • Drawing fouls

WEAKNESSES

  • Free throw shooting 63% on over 380 attempts

  • Despite long wingspan does not block a lot of shots

  • Has tendency to bring ball down, squat and load up to finish strong. 

  • Must add counter post moves. Loves to turn middle