The former five-star prospect announced his commitment to UK on May 12, 2021, choosing the Wildcats over Arizona, Kansas and LSU, among other offers.
“I’m excited for the opportunity to come to Kentucky and chase my dreams,” Washington said upon signing with the program. “Coach Cal told me if you come to Kentucky, you bet on yourself and I’ve always done that.”
Prior to Washington’s commitment, Kentucky had zero point guards on the roster going into mid-May. By the end of the month, the Wildcats had both Washington and Georgia transfer Sahvir Wheeler signed on to lead the backcourt in Lexington.
Washington would go on to average 12.5 points, 3.9 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals in 29.2 minutes per contest, playing a total of 31 games. He finished in double figures 20 times, including five games of 20-plus points. His most impressive performance came in a career-high 28-point effort against Tennessee in January, one where he hit 10-13 shots while adding five assists and three steals.
Now, the 6-foot-3 guard out of Phoenix, Arizona has declared for the NBA Draft, where he is a projected first-round selection and potential lottery pick.
Check out Washington’s highlights from his lone season at Kentucky below — all 26 minutes of them:
The NBA Draft is scheduled for June 23 in Brooklyn, New York, live on ESPN and ABC.