Findlay Prep 2017 forward P.J. Washington is one of numerous players to compete at the Nike Basketball Academy this past weekend in hope of making a name for himself and improving his game.
“My goal when I come to these things is just getting better and playing against good guys and being able to do well against them,” Washington said.
Often times it’s not necessarily Washington’s skill level that separates him from the opposition.
“My biggest strengths are my hustling and rebounding,” he said. “I am trying to work on my outside game and being more of a three with a better shot.”
In terms of recruiting, there are numerous schools coming after Washington, but one seemingly harder than the others.
“Texas is hitting me the hardest right now. They were recruiting me pretty hard before and it has stayed the same with Shaka there. I am originally from Dallas, so it is close to home and I love my family.”
Washington has had brief conversations with Arizona, including one with the newest member of the coaching staff.
“I recently talked with Mark Phelps,” he said. “It wasn’t a recruiting pitch or anything, more like a general conversation.”
As of now Washington does not intend to make a decision any time soon.
“No plans yet, I haven't really been thinking about any of that,” he said. “I am going to wait until everybody else commits and then see what is best for me.
“I want to find the school that best fits my game and the way I want to get out there and run and hit the glass.”