3 - TyTy Washington

6-3, 195 Point Guard
Kentucky Freshman
Birthday
11/15/01 (21 yrs)
Hometown
Phoenix, AZ
High School
AZ Compass Prep
Team Site Profile
Athleticism
7
Size
8
Defense
8
Strength
8
Quickness
7
Leadership
8
Jump Shot
8
NBA Ready
8
Ball Handling
8
Potential
7
Passing
8
Intangibles
7

NBA Comparison: Andre Miller

Strengths: Good sized point with excellent shooting and scoring ability … Can play either guard spot. Excels as a scorer playing off the ball where he can get open by running off screens and using defenders’ momentum against them to get to his one and two dribble pull-ups … Recorded a Kentucky record 17 assists in a game against Georgia when asked to run the point full time … Has good shot mechanics and stays on balance on his jumper. .. Currently shooting 35% from behind the three point arc … Generally makes good decisions with the ball and limits turnovers (4.1 to 1.7 a/to rate)  … Is able and willing to involve his teammates and gets most of his offense within the confines of the offense, but can still go out and get a bucket when his team needs one … Has good body control and sees the floor well, allowing him to drive into gaps, keep his dribble alive, and still find scoring opportunities for himself and others … Strong basketball instincts – often finds himself in the right position for rebounds … Willing and able to do a little bit of everything and has a team-first mentality … Has a solid runner / floater game that allows him to drive and score without needing to get all the way to the rim … Has a knack for creating separation from defenders using his body … Good overall body strength …

Weaknesses: Has underperformed in games against high level competition (Duke, Auburn, Kansas) although for two of those games he was dealing with an ankle injury … At only 6’3”, he lacks ideal size for an off-ball guard, but his game may actually be better suited to playing off ball … Lacks the initial burst and quick first step that you’d ideally see in a lead guard. Is more crafty than athletic and will struggle with good defensive guards guarding him … While he is a good shooter, he doesn’t get great lift on his outside jump shot, which could make it difficult to get his shot off in some situations … Often times does his work quietly – doesn’t always impact the game as much as his raw stats would have you believe … Older for a freshman as he turned 20 in November …

Outlook: TyTy Washington is one of the top guards in this draft class. He may not be flashy, and he may not have elite size or athleticism, but he is very efficient and makes winning basketball plays … His ability to create offense for both himself and his teammates while limiting turnovers bodes well for his long-term future … He has a deadly one and two dribble pull up game, which will also allow for him to add the step back jumper into his arsenal … He’s the type of player that could assimilate to virtually any roster because of his wide range of skills and his competitiveness on both ends of the court as well as his ability to play either guard spot … He figures to be one of the top guards taken in the upcoming NBA draft.

Eric Yearian 2/25/22

Notes: Measured: 6’2.25” barefoot, 6’3.75” in shoes, 8’3.5” standing reach, 196.4 lbs, 6’8.0” wingspan at the 2022 NBA Draft Combine …

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