BrandonClayScouting: Player Card – Paul Washington Jr.

Class of 2017 forward Paul Washington Jr., is a do-it-all prospect from Texas. His #BCSReport Player Card is here. Photo cred - Jon Lopez/Nike

Class of 2017 forward Paul Washington Jr., is a do-it-all prospect from Texas. His #BCSReport Player Card is here. Photo cred – Jon Lopez/Nike

Nike Elite 100. St. Louis.Paul Washington Jr. (Frisco, Texas), Findlay Prep / Team Penny – 2017
Height: 6’8″

Position: Forward
Committed College: Undecided
Star Grade:
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By: @JLHemingwayPSB & @BrandonClayPSB

 

Date: May 29, 2016
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike Boys EYBL Session IV (Atlanta, GA)

Washington scores the ball well averaging right at 18 points per EYBL game. He’s also an effective rebounder at the 4 spot snagging 11 a contest. Washington is scoring at a 61 percent clip from the field and his FT percentage is seemingly the only defiency as he’s sitting at 55 percent on the season.

Date: June 18, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: NBPA Top 100 Camp (Charlottesville, Va.)

Washington continues to show his versatility as one of the best forwards nationally. He can work the high screen and roll while also being a threat to finish in transition. His production is notable at such high levels.

Date: June 18, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: NBPA Top 100 Camp (Charlottesville, Va.)

Washington is a versatile forward who showed here that he has range even out to the 3 point line. If he plays as a matchup 4, Washington can be considered a potential post scorer. He has good bounce around the basket.

Date: May 24, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike EYBL (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Washington Jr. is a tough matchup on the offensive end. He has the size to be effective around the rim and will play with the power needed to finish through contact.

Date: May 23, 2015
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike EYBL (Minneapolis, Minn.)

PJ is playing with a highly talented Findlay Prep team, so in many ways he has to take a back seat to Thornton, Jackson & Spencer III. He does not get a high number of primary touches in this loaded line up, but he did not find a lot of secondary touches either. He scored 3 points on 3 shots and pulled down 4 rebounds in a win over Stevenson. He played the position of a wing forward tonight.

Date: January 17, 2015
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Hoop Hall Classic (Springfield, Mass.)

PJ is playing with a highly talented Findlay Prep team, so in many ways he has to take a back seat to Thornton, Jackson & Spencer III. He does not get a high number of primary touches in this loaded line up, but he did not find a lot of secondary touches either. He scored 3 points on 3 shots and pulled down 4 rebounds in a win over Stevenson. He played the position of a wing forward tonight.

Date: October 4, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: USA Basketball Mini-Camp (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

This was a good weekend for Washington Jr. He is still a 4-man in my view. However, I was impressed with his increased range on his jumper and willingness to face the basket in this setting. He was in good shape and held his own versus some of the nation’s best.

Date: October 3, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: USA Basketball Mini-Camp (Colorado Springs, Colo.)

Washington Jr. is still rounding out his game offensively. He was a nice compliment forward in this eval showing better range to the 3-point line while consistently hitting the 15 foot jumper. We project him as a small forward longterm though his ball skill still hasn’t smoothed out just yet.

Date: July 17, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike EYBL Peach Jam (North Augusta, S.C.)

Washington is truly a PF that has good upside. Right now his game is in limbo as he does not have the back to the basket skill to be a primary option, nor does he have the face-up skill to be a stretch 4. His feet appear to be a bit heavy. However, he is very good in the short corner – especially when he can play off of the action of those around him.

Date: July 17, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Nike EYBL Peach Jam (North Augusta, S.C.)

Washington is truly a PF that has good upside. Right now his game is in limbo as he does not have the back to the basket skill to be a primary option, nor does he have the face-up skill to be a stretch 4. His feet appear to be heavy. However, he is very good in the short corner – especially when he can play off of the action of those around him.

Date: June 14, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike Elite 100 Camp (St. Louis, Mo.)

Washington is a bigger guy on the perimeter here. He has ball skill but it’s evident that he’s transitioning into a full-time role on the wing. His strength at this age is noteworthy. Washington has bounce and athleticism. The next step for him is to have his skill set catch his frame.

Date: May 24, 2014
Evaluator: Brandon Clay
Location: Nike EYBL (Minneapolis, Minn.)

Washington Jr., is playing alongside Dedric Lawson (TN-16) this club season. Though he isn’t as impactful on the offensive end right now as Lawson, Washington Jr., has been good enough to play long stretches of time alongside him. Washington Jr., scored with his left hand taking contact though he is a right-hand dominant shooter. His size/skill reminds me of his classmate Wendall Carter (GA).

Date: May 17, 2014
Evaluator: Shun Williams
Location: Nike EYBL (Hampton, Va.)

Washington made his presence known on the defensive end of the floor as he did a good job of blocking/altering shots on the defensive end of the floor. He displayed good hands around the basket as he was able to catch the ball in traffic and finish above the rim.

Date: January 18, 2014
Evaluator: Jonathan Hemingway
Location: Hoop Hall Classic (Springfield, Mass.)

Washington is a young kid playing on the big stage here today. Right now he fills the role of a high screen & roll guy. He is mobile & agile for a kid his size & age. You can see all the skills present that will make him a big time prospect.

Highlights of Washington courtesy of Mo Williams

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Brandon-Clay-Bio-2 Brandon Clay is the owner of the Peach State Basketball, Inc., and BrandonClayScouting.com. In addition to serving as OTRHoopsReport.com Director of Scouting, Clay serves as the Executive Camp Director for the Elite Basketball Academy Camps. He is a McDonald’s All-American Game Selection Committee member. Clay serves on the Naismith Trophy Men’s / Women’s College Player of the Year Academy and is the National Coordinator of Voting for the Boys / Girls All-American Teams. He has been involved in the community since 2001. You can reach Clay at BrandonClay@PeachStateBasketball.com
HEMI-HEAD-SHOTJonathan Hemingway is a National Evaluator for the OTRHoopsReport. Hemingway serves on the Board of Selectors for the Naismith Trophy. also He is also the publisher of CoachHemi.com. He has been involved in the community since 1996 as a coach, camp director and evaluator. You can reach him via email at JonathanHemingway@PeachStateBasketball.com and follow him on  twitter @JLHemingwayPSB