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PJ Washington named Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week

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.

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6 Comments for PJ Washington named Oscar Robertson National Player of the Week



  1. BigBlueToo
    4:20 pm February 19, 2019 Permalink

    Earned not Given.



  2. kyinsider
    5:15 pm February 19, 2019 Permalink

    PJ came back and it was the right decision, he’s put in the work and deserves the praise he’s getting. Stay hungry and keep mean mugging

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  3. Aar
    5:31 pm February 19, 2019 Permalink

    He’s obviously answered any questions the college world had about his game. Has he answered the NBA’s questions?

    His 3 point shot is the biggest improvement, obviously. His motor has also leapt forward. His sky hook is working at the college level. Will it work against NBA length? He’s prolly an NBA 3 or small ball stretch 4. Does he have the handle and variety of shots to produce as an NBA 3. Is he quick enough to consistently be the primary defender on an NBA 3?



    • KYjellyRoll
      7:17 pm February 19, 2019 Permalink

      No ceiling for this guy, he’s just now scratched the surface!



  4. Ridge Runner
    5:38 pm February 19, 2019 Permalink

    You go PJ!



  5. KYjellyRoll
    7:16 pm February 19, 2019 Permalink

    Someone needs to be bumped into serious POY conversation. And Most improved