Just after missing the go-ahead 3-pointer as time expired in the GEICO Nationals semifinals, AZ Compass Prep TyTy Washington said the misfire would stick with him “for a while,” but purposed in his mind not to dwell on it.
Makes sense for a player who has to make the biggest decision of his career in the coming weeks after decommiting from Creighton last month.
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Washington, an SI99 prospect, reopened his recruitment just three days after Creighton coach Greg McDermott was reinstated following a suspension for racially insensitive “plantation” comments made after a loss.
Washington never gave a reason for his decommitment.
“I really wanted to focus on winning a national title so I shutdown Zooms and calls and everything,” Washington said. “Now that the season is over, I’m gonna sit down with my family and weigh things out. I’ll have more serious conversations with different schools and just lay everything out.”
Since decommitting, Washington said he’s heard from Kentucky, Kansas, Arizona, UCLA, Oregon, Auburn, LSU, among many others.
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Washington likely won’t get the chance to see those campuses since the NCAA extended the recruiting dead period once again, this time through May 31.
The spring signing period will commence on April 14.
“I’m not rushing anything,” said Washington, who averaged 24 points, seven rebounds and seven assists a game this season. “This is my second time doing this so it’s really important that I make the right decision for me.”