Another day, another accolade for PJ Washington. Yesterday, PJ was named SEC Player of the Week for his performances vs. LSU and Tennessee, and today, he was named Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week.
Last week, PJ averaged 21.5 points per game. On Saturday vs. No. 1 Tennessee, he had a game-high 23 points along with five rebounds, two steals, and an assist, shooting 75 percent from the floor (9-12). He’s scored 20 or more points in four straight games, the first Kentucky player to do so since Malik Monk in 2016. Over the last eight games, he is averaging 21.0 points, 8.1 rebounds, 1.4 assists, 1.3 blocks and 1.1 steals per game, while shooting 54.4 percent and 50.0 percent from behind the arc.
PJ is the fifth Kentucky player to win the Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week award and the first since Kevin Knox on January 31, 2018 following his monster performance vs. West Virginia. Malik Monk (2016-17), Julius Randle (2013-14) and Doron Lamb (2010-11) have also brought home the honor.