P.J. Washington
Team: Team Penny, HS Junior
PhysicalsPositions Misc
H: 6' 8"
W: 215 lbs
Bday: 08/23/1998
(17 Years Old)
Current: PF
NBA:   PF
Possible: PF
High School: Findlay
Hometown: Frisco, TX

Predraft Measurements
YearSourceHeight w/o ShoesHeight w/shoesWeightWingspanStanding ReachBody FatNo Step VertMax Vert
2016USA BasketballNA6' 7.5"2337' 2.5"8' 10.25"NANANA
2015Nike Skills AcademyNA6' 8"2217' 1"NANANANA
2015Nike Elite 1006' 5"NA2227' 1"NANANANA
2014USA Basketball6' 5.5"6' 6.75"2187' 1"8' 9"NANANA
2014Nike Elite 1006' 6"NA2197' 1"NANANANA
YearSourceHeight w/o ShoesHeight w/shoesWeightWingspanStanding ReachBody FatNo Step VertMax Vert
2016USA BasketballNA6' 7.5"2337' 2.5"8' 10.25"NANANA
2015Nike Skills AcademyNA6' 8"2217' 1"NANANANA
2015Nike Elite 1006' 5"NA2227' 1"NANANANA
2014USA Basketball6' 5.5"6' 6.75"2187' 1"8' 9"NANANA
2014Nike Elite 1006' 6"NA2197' 1"NANANANA

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USA Basketball U18 Training Camp Scouting Reports: Big Men
June 20, 2016

P.J. Washington, 6'8, Findlay Prep, NV, 2017 Class, Uncommitted

Strengths
-Strong 232-pound frame with a 7'2.5 wingspan.
-Very fluid. Can play above the rim in space. Nimble diving to the rim.
-Plays mostly 15 feet and in, but has a budding skill set offensively. Soft hands. Nice touch around the rim. Can straight line drive from the perimeter. Good footwork getting to his jump hook in the post.
-23 points per 40 minutes on 59.4% from two in 58 career Nike EYBL and Global Challenge games. Gets to the free throw line at a high rate 8.9 times per 40 minutes. 31.8 points and 15.1 free throw attempts per 40 minutes on 64.5% from two in 2016 Nike EYBL.
-Not a shooter at the moment but his jumper has potential. Sound mechanics with good rotation and soft touch. Should be a weapon in time.
-Capable passer who's fairly unselfish when surrounded by talent.
-Good instincts on the glass 20.0 rebounds per 40 minutes in 2016 Nike EYBL. Soft hands, length and physicality contribute to his rebounding success.
-Nice timing rotating for blocks. Can cover ground on defense quickly. Good understanding of verticality at the rim. 1.0 steals and 2.5 blocks per 40 minutes.

Weaknesses
-Short for an interior player at 6'7.5 in shoes.
-More long than explosive from a standstill.
-While he shows potential as a shooter, he plays mostly in the paint at this stage 8-for-34 from three and 55.1% from the free throw line. Not very polished as a ball handler. Struggles to create much offense from the perimeter.
-Not all that fast-twitch on either end of the floor. A bit slow getting into his jumper and offensive moves. Has room to improve as a perimeter defender.
-Lack of elite size slightly limits his upside as an interior defender.
-Very productive and solid in a lot of areas, but what's his calling card?

Outlook Washington, one of the most productive players on the EYBL circuit, carried his impactful play over to Colorado Springs. With a strong frame, long arms, impressive agility and a budding offensive game, there's a lot to like about Washington as a college player. He's always around the ball, can score inside the paint, find open teammates, attack the glass and make plays defensively. From an NBA perspective it will be beneficial for Washington to polish his perimeter play, extend his range and really buy into becoming a guy who can step out and defend the perimeter. It remains to be seen what Washington's most translatable NBA skills will be, but he'll most certainly be an instant impact player at the college level who's worth keeping an eye on as the rest of his game develops.

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