Both growing up in the state of Texas, Vanderbilt and Washington have had ample time to get to know one another. They also know each other’s games pretty well. Sidelined with injury, Jarred was unable to compete early on in Kentucky’s lineup though. Now he’s a rebounding monster and force to be reckoned with. Since the McDonald All-American festives Kentucky fans have seen these two interact and they couldn’t seem any closer. These two were destined to be a duo force on the floor at Kentucky.
Calipari recently said “They feed off each other as well as any combination he’s ever coached.” I can’t help but to completely agree with Cal on this one, as I have said this multiple times. It just took both of them being healthy and turned on at the same time.
Their latest move was against Ole Miss on Wednesday. Jarred Vanderbilt tipped the ball to PJ Washington for a dunk but it wasn’t planned.
“Actually, none,” Washington said Friday. “I wasn’t expecting it. I thought he’d get the rebound, so I was just sitting there ready. He tipped it to me. We just try to be on top of plays like that.”
“I’ve been knowing him since I was young,” he said. “I know his game. He knows my game. And we complement each other and try to play off that.”
One things for sure, Kentucky couldn’t be happier to have Jarred back from injury and couldn’t be more excited than to see these two on the court together with the rest of the team having fun.
In case you missed these, here are some more flashbacks of the combo: