Kentucky Wildcats star guard TyTy Washington has declared for the 2022 NBA draft and will hire an agent, per Adrian Wojnarowski. The latter move will prevent Washington from returning to school for another season. He’s projected to be a lottery pick in this year’s event, and our first mock draft has Washington going to the Portland Trail Blazers at No. 12.
University of Kentucky freshman guard TyTy Washington Jr., – a projected lottery pick – will enter the 2022 NBA Draft and hire an agent, he tells ESPN: https://t.co/TidkACNLh1— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) April 6, 2022
Washington, along with the rest of his teammates, had a dismal outing in the 2022 NCAA Tournament when the No. 15 Saint Peter’s Peacocks shocked the Wildcats in the first round. The guard had a poor showing in particular, recording just five points on 2-10 shooting in the overtime loss.
A potential concern for teams looking at Washington is injury history. The guard did deal with some nagging issues throughout the season, but looked excellent when he did play. Washington averaged 12.5 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.9 assists per game this season for Kentucky.