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2017 PJ Washington Among Nation’s Best

May 26th, 2016 News No Comments

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Ezra Amacher

PJ Washington, a class of 2017 power forward, entered the EYBL season with plenty of recognition.

After a strong junior season at Findlay Prep, Washington solidified himself as one of the top forwards in the class with offers from Kentucky, Texas and a handful of west coast schools.

Washington, who plays for Team Penny in the EYBL circuit, impressed at the first few sessions, and the attention towards the Memphis native has only increased.

At the Hampton EYBL, Washington listed offers from almost every big-name program, including Arizona.

According to Washington, he is in constant contact with Arizona head coach Sean Miler, who is vying to get Washington to visit campus this summer.

“He’s talking to me a lot,” Washington said. “He’s talking to my dad almost every day. He’s been talking to my dad hard. He wants us to come later this summer around June.”

Arizona’s interest in Washington has only spiked after the six-foot-eight forward had stellar outings at the first two EYBL sessions.

While Washington is a bit undersized for a four, he has shown his ability to score around the bucket and also possesses a solid jump shot.

Through three sessions, Washington is averaging a healthy double-double with 19.7 PPG to go with 11.4 RPG.

Washington’s production has clearly fed into Team Penny’s success, as the team sits comfortably at 9-2.

“We just have to keep pushing and get a couple more wins,” Washington said. “I’m facilitating, getting everybody involved, rebounding, pushing the break and playing defense.”

Washington and Team Penny will compete in the Atlanta EYBL session this coming weekend before the team gets ready for Peach Jam in July.

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