Named to the 2017 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup Team on June 22, 2017.
Accepted an invitation to attend the 2017 USA Basketball Men’s U19 World Cup Team Training Camp on June 8, 2017.
Won a gold medal with USA Basketball at the 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship in Valdivia, Chile, from July 19-23; started all five games and averaged a team fourth-best 10.0 ppg. to go with 4.0 rpg. and 1.8 spg. in 17.8 mpg.; scored 19 points and added five rebounds in the gold medal game versus Canada on July 23, 2016.
Represented the United States at the 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship June 4-7, 2015, in Debrecen, Hungary, in which the USA finished 4-3 and in eighth place.
Teamed up with Zach Collins, Jalek Felton and Payton Pritchard on Stars, which won the 2015 USA 3x3 U18 National Tournament and represented USA Basketball at the 2015 FIBA 3x3 U18 World Championship June 4-7 in Debrecen, Hungary.
Took part in the 2014 USA Basketball Junior National Team October minicamp in Colorado Springs, Colorado.
Signed a National Letter of Intent to attend and compete for the University of Kentucky on Nov. 10, 2016.
High School Honors
2017 McDonald’s All-American.
2017 Jordan Brand Classic selection.
2017 USA Today All-USA second team.
2017 USA Today All-USA Nevada Player of the Year, first team.
2017 MaxPreps All-America third team.
High School Notes
Ranked as the No. 11 overall prospect in the 2017 ESPN 100 recruiting rankings.
Attended Findlay College Prep (Nev.), where he averaged 19.6 ppg., 9.4 rpg. and 6.3 apg. in leading the 34-4 Pilots to the DICK’s Sporting Goods High School National semifinals.
In 2015-16, averaged 16.8 ppg., 9.5 rpg. and 4.0 apg. as Findlay Prep finished with a 28-2 record.
Helped his team to a 29-3 record and a No. 4 ranking in the nation in 2014-15; started all 32 games and averaged 10.0 ppg. and 7.0 rpg.
Played for Prime Prep Academy (Texas) as a freshman in 2013-14 and averaged 8.0 ppg. and 5.0 rpg. as Prime Prep captured the 2014 Texas Christian Athletic League championship and finished the season with a 30-5 record.
Full name is Paul Jamaine Washington Jr., but goes by PJ.
Both parents played basketball at Middle Tennessee State.
The Washington File
Birthplace: Louisville, Kentucky
Parents: Sherry & Paul Washington
Siblings: 3 (Spencer, Tyler & Alexandria)
Began playing basketball at age: 7
Best player ever faced: LeBron James
Favorite basketball player of all-time: Kobe Bryant