Highly-touted P.J. Washington will be back at Big Blue Madness
for an unofficial visit so he can get a fell for what UK fans are like.
P.J. Washington already knows plenty about Kentucky basketball, but his father still felt it was important for him to come back for another visit during Big Blue Madness this weekend.
The 6-7, 230-pound Findlay Prep (Las Vegas) has been recruited by coach John Calipari and his staff for more than a year. He had hoped to make Big Blue Madness last year but could not work out his schedule to do so.
“He’s been there for an unofficial visit, then an official visit,” said Paul Washington, the star player’s father and coach at Findlay Prep. “But he has not seen the fans and what that looks like. Madness is a great opportunity to do that in Rupp Arena. He will kind of get the college atmosphere that way.
“P.J. has played at a lot higher level than I did. He has played for USA Basketball in Chile. He’s been playing at a high level since ninth grade. He’s been in big venues, but not in a place like Kentucky where it is packed every game.”
Paul Washington knows a lot about Kentucky because he used to live in Louisville and that’s where P.J. was born. He worked for Black & Decker and still has “good friends” in Bowling Green and Louisville.