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Arizona target TyTy Washington sets commitment date

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Will TyTy Washington be an Arizona Wildcat? We’ll find out Saturday, May 15 when the five-star point guard plans to make his college choice, he revealed Tuesday on Twitter.

The Wildcats are one of six finalists for the Chandler, Arizona native, the others being Kentucky, Kansas, Baylor, LSU and Oregon.

Washington is the No. 26 player in the 2021 class and No. 3 point guard, per 247Sports composite rankings.

Arizona could really use him after losing guards James Akinjo, Jemarl Baker Jr. and Terrell Brown to transfer and the decommitments of K.J. Simpson and Shane Dezonie. Those moves leave Kerr Kriisa as the lone point guard on the UA roster.

New head coach Tommy Lloyd has been recruiting Washington feverishly. That’s one reason the UA is so appealing to him.

“It’s my hometown; only like an hour and a half away from home, and I speak to Coach Tommy Lloyd at least twice a day on FaceTime,” Washington told Sports Illustrated. “He’s really coming hard and letting me know that he wants me to come there and be the point guard. He’s really passionate. Just seeing how they ran the offense at Gonzaga and how free flowing it was is attractive to me. I love the way he used Jalen Suggs because me and Jalen have a lot of similarities in our games.”

Washington was on campus for an unofficial visit a couple weekends ago and took in the Arizona football spring game.

247Sports describes his game as “consistently productive point guard with good size and length. Solid frame with plenty of room to add strength. Has nice combination of scoring and creating for point guard position. Has ball skills and vision to consistently create for others while his jumper is playable to the perimeter. Finishes well at rim due to physical tools. Has ability to defend both guard positions at next level due to instincts and length. Projects as high major starter with professional upside if game continues to progress.”