Cal basketball could use some wing help in 2017 with the departures of Grant Mullins and Jabari Bird after next season, and five-star Findlay Prep forward P.J. Washington could be one piece towards solving that problem.
Of course, there are a ton of other programs looking into securing his commitment, but Cal are among the teams recruiting him the hardest at this point.
Decisions pic.twitter.com/Irz8WV2T2r— PJ Washington (@pjwashington_25) May 24, 2016
Washington is listed as a power forward, but, at 6'7 and 220 pounds, he might be better suited to play small forward in college to improve his chances at making it to the next level.
In an interview with Rivals, Washington notes that he has been working on improving his ball handling, which suggests he could play a wing position as a freshman.
Washington stated Texas, Cal and UCLA as the schools talking to him the most at this point, but Arizona, Kentucky, Florida, Michigan State and North Carolina are also in the mix.
When asked about Cal during the interview, Washington noted that he has kept in touch with the coaching staff and said the assistants were "real, real cool." He also said Cal is "looking nice right now."
Washington is likely to trim his list during the summer, and, as of now, Texas would certainly make the cut, which would likely make the Longhorns favorites at this point.
Only he knows how much Cal's whirlwind post-season has impacted his recruitment, but it would be awfully nice to secure a commitment from a player of his caliber.
Check out highlights of Washington in the video below.