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Kentucky’s TyTy Washington’s Younger Uncle Tru Washington’s Stock Rising

Washington had a dominant junior season and is preparing for a breakout summer on the Under Armour Circuit.

More than a week after Mountain Pointe (Laveen, Ariz.) shooting guard Tru Washington had to watch his team fall in the state playoffs, he was back in the gym using the loss to his benefit.


“I was sick and couldn’t play in that game, and that was hard to go out like that,” Washington said. “It’s gonna bother me for a minute but getting back into the gym is the best way to move on for me.”



There is, however, a silver lining for Washington; his nephew, who he credits as the reason he picked hoops over football, is still in contention for a title of his own on the hardwood: The NCAA title.

Wait, what?



TyTy Washington has had a strong season for Kentucky this season. (Photo: Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports)

“TyTy Washington is my nephew,” Tru said.


“A lot of people don’t know that, or they think we’re brothers because we’ve said that our whole lives, because it’s harder to explain with me being 17 and him being 20, but, yeah, he’s actually my nephew.”


via SI