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HORNETS VS. KINGS

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TUESDAY DECEMBER 17 7:00PM

“Washington took the type of sophomore leap many hoped for, turning in a consistently productive season and establishing himself as Kentucky’s top player. While he’s not a huge upside guy, it’s pretty clear his base set of skills make sense together projecting forward. Washington has always been a sound finisher around the rim, and his jump shot continues to improve. He’s mobile, bouncy, and his rebounding, passing and defensive positioning enable him to impact games when he’s not scoring. Washington should fit cleanly into a rotation role early in his career.”

Jeremy Woo

- Sports Illustrated


“Solidly built and strong power forward who is very skilled offensively in multiple facets... Long and has excellent instincts on the offensive end... Natural strength and the type of body that could withstand the physicality of NBA level play... He has broad shoulders and a wide base yet still has good agility and is fluid on his feet... On offense, he can score in the post, using his strength to bully opponents. He is particularly adept at getting to his jump hook over his left shoulder... He also has solid leaping ability, allowing him to make plays above the rim... He also has an advanced mid-range game and is a lights-out shooter from the elbow and all around the key ... Passing ability stands out for a power forward and he can initiate the offense from the high post and shows advanced court vision for a big man ... Does not have prototypical size for the power forward position (at 6'7 and change) in the modern game and is not the elite level athlete that can compensate for it... He doesn't project as a low post scorer, as he does not have much of a post-game outside of his jump hook... Feel for the game has been a bit of a work in progress.”

William Desautelle III

- NBADraft.net

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