2022 NBA Draft Scouting Report: TyTy Washington
A look at his strengths, weaknesses, and what to expect
burst/getting to the rim
While Washington’s general inability to get all the way to the rim (only got there 57 times per barttorvik) hinders his potential to be a primary initiator, his all-around game makes him the perfect complementary piece for one. The 6-4 Kentucky guard boasts elite midrange and floater touch to go along with his plus passing and defensive ability. He ranked in the 94th (1.149 PPP) and 97th percentile (1.196 PPP) on runners and short midrange shots respectively per Synergy. Washington also has the ability to knock down long-distance shots, shooting 35% on 3.3 attempts per game from downtown this season. Factoring in his other ++ shooting indicators (elite touch and solid ft%), it’s probably safe to assume he’ll shoot it at the next level. Washington projects to be a plus passer as well, though it’ll be more difficult to weaponize without the ability to bend defenses with his rim pressure. Still, he’ll at the very least be a more than adequate secondary playmaker and I think there’s probably some upside for more.
Washington has pretty good feel on the defensive end of the floor, routinely making timely rotations and jumping passing lanes for steals. He’s solid at the point of attack as well, mirroring opposing offensive players and/or funneling them towards help. He’s a very sound defender overall but could struggle to check bigger guards due to his strength limitations.
Projected NBA 3P%
Worst Case: 27.74%
Likely: 32.4% - 36.59%
Best Case: 40.76%
*One Number Guess: 34.62%
*MAE of 2.5
*Draft Model Results
Model Score: 5.64
*Full draft model writeup to be released day prior to the draft