UNLV is in desperate need of a point guard for next season. And one may have fallen into their lap.
TyTy Washington decommitted from Creighton earlier in the week. And UNLV has already reached out, according to Jeff Borzello.
Washington is ranked as the 30th best player in the 2021 recruiting class and the third best point guard, according to 247 Sports Composite ranking.
After losing Zaon Collins, the Rebels will need to add a point guard this offseason and Washington is now the highest ranked point uncommitted in the 2021 class.
It would be interesting to see if Otzelberger would turn the offense over to a true freshman, considering next year will bring significant pressure to compete for a Mountain West title and NCAA Tournament appearance.
Marvin Coleman is set to return from injury next season. But if the Rebels want this season to be different than the last two under Otzelberger, they likely need a significant upgrade at point guard. Washington, based on his recruiting ranking, would provide just that.
247 Sports Scouting report broke down Washington’s game:
“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.”
Finishing at the rim and defending at a high level would be two massive improvements over anyone on UNLV’s roster this season.
Landing Washington would also be a major victory for Otzelberger and UNLV. Washington has already heard from the highest end of college basketball with Kansas, Duke and Kentucky interested as well.