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The Hornets select P.J. Washington with the 12th overall pick

The Hornets shore up their forward spot with the former Kentucky Wildcat.

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With the twelfth overall pick in the 2019 NBA Draft the Charlotte Hornets selected P.J. Washington, forward out of Kentucky.

Washington improved massively from his freshman season to his sophomore season at Kentucky. He became a very good 3-point shooter to round out his already solid all around game. He averaged 15.2 points, 7.5 rebounds, 1.8 assists, 1.2 blocks, and 0.8 steals per game while shooting 52.2/42.3/66.3% from the field/3-point line/free throw line.

Washington should contribute for the Hornets almost immediately. He can slide into the four spot alongside Miles Bridges to form an athletic, well-balanced attack from the forward spots. The duo’s two-way play, all around skill, and outside shooting potential should fit perfectly with Kemba Walker should the Hornets convince him to stay.

For a more detailed breakdown of P.J. Washington’s game, check out the scouting report we wrote on him a couple weeks back.

Sound off in the comments Hornets fans! What do you think of the pick?


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