Charlotte Hornets: 5 potential first round NBA Draft prospects to target

North Carolina Tar Heels Coby White (Photo by Peyton Williams/UNC/Getty Images)
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PJ Washington

Kentucky sophomore forward PJ Washington is certainly on the rise, and he could be a sneaky good option for the Charlotte Hornets come draft day.

Last season, Washington declared for the 2018 NBA Draft, but elected to return to Kentucky for his sophomore year. He got some feedback from teams around the league, and has improved significantly in his second season.

The 6’8″ forward is averaging 15.2 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.9 assists for the Wildcats this season, while shooting a ridiculous 46 percent from three-point land. His shooting has improved tremendously and has opened up a whole new world for him offensively.

With the spacing in the NBA, he has a chance to be a real good player, especially if he continues to work on that jumper.

Shooting isn’t his only strength, by the way. He’s a good defender and an improving passer. He can put the ball on the floor and make things happen, and he’s a versatile player that can play multiple different positions on the floor.

Washington is looking like a definite first rounder right now, as long as he keeps up this level of play.

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With the draft quickly approaching, it’s definitely time to start learning about some of these prospects who could be in play for the Charlotte Hornets. It will be an exciting pick for the Hornets, that’s for sure.