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P.J. Washington, the 6-foot-8 forward from Frisco, Texas and Findlay Prep (NV), took his first official visit to Kentucky this past weekend and enjoyed it.

"Really my wife got a chance to see the facilities," Paul Washington Sr., the Findlay Prep coach and P.J.'s father, said by phone. "P.J. and I went about a year ago visiting, so it was good. He didn't play with the team, he's nursing an ankle injury right now. But it was good just to visit with the academic advisors, met with the President of the University, got a chance to be around the players."

Kentucky freshman big man Bam Adebayo, a projected lottery pick in 2017, hosted Washington on the visit. And Washington also met with Kentucky coach John Calipari, who was coming off visiting 2017 target Nick Richards and 2019 stars Scottie Lewis and Bryan Antoine last week in New Jersey.

Tags: P.J. Washington, Adam Zagoria
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NORTH AUGUSTA, S.C. -- Findlay Prep (NV) and Team Penny (EYBL) 2017 five-star forward P.J. Washington had a team-high 22 points to go with 12 rebounds, 3 assists, 3 steals and 2 blocks as Team Penny dominated Pro Skills (TX) with an 81-61 win at the EYBL Peach Jam Thursday morning.

Asked what he's working on, Washington was definitive and precise in the skill sets he wants to develop.

"My ball handling and my perimeter jumper," Washington said. "I just want to be comfortable playing the perimeter and playing the inside. So if I have a big on me, I'll go outside and if I have a small on me, I'll go inside."

Tags: Chip Miller, P.J. Washington, Recruiting
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P.J. Washington, a 6-foot-8 forward from Henderson (NV) Findlay Prep, made the first cut for the USA U18 National Team and is hoping to be one of the 12 finalists chosen for the FIBA Americas U18 Championship July 19-23 in Valdivia, Chile.

"I'm just trying my hardest to make the team," Washington told SNY.tv by phone from Colorado Springs, Colo. "It would mean the world to me because I've been looking up to playing USA ever since I first started playing. It was one of my goals and I feel like that would be a great accomplishment."

Washington is one of 12 uncommitted players among the 18 remaining.

Tags: P.J. Washington, USA Basketball U18s, Adam Zagoria
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