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PJ Washington on midseason watch list for Karl Malone Award

PJ Washington has been on a tear recently, and as a result, is one of ten players on the midseason watch list for the Karl Malone Award, given annually to the nation’s best power forward.

Over the last five games, Washington is averaging 20.4 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.4 blocks, 1.2 assists and 1.2 steals. He’s shooting 48.7 percent from the floor and 47.1 percent from long range, making eight 3s. He’s also hitting 76.9 percent from the free throw line on an average of 5.2 trips a game. Prior to the South Carolina game, he had double doubles in three straight games, the first Kentucky player to do so since Julius Randle back in 2013-2014.

The complete list of Karl Malone Award candidates:

PLAYER NAME SCHOOL
Yoeli Childs BYU
Zion Williamson Duke
Dedric Lawson Kansas
PJ Washington Kentucky
Ignas Brazdekis Michigan
Jordan Murphy Minnesota
Luke Maye North Carolina
Mike Daum South Dakota State
Grant Williams Tennessee
Eric Paschall Villanova

PJ could be the first Kentucky player to win the Karl Malone Award, which was created in 2015. Past winners include Deandre Ayton, Arizona (2018); Johnathan Motley, Baylor (2017); Georges Niang, Iowa State (2016); and Montrezl Harrell, Louisville (2015).

The five finalists will be revealed in March and the winner will be announced during the annual ESPN College Basketball Awards show on April 12.

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7 Comments for PJ Washington on midseason watch list for Karl Malone Award



  1. StuckinLville
    2:10 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    I think we already know Zion will win



  2. friendsofcoal
    2:27 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    I will say that he’ll make the top 5 but it’ll be hard to knock off Zion.



  3. Kat4Life
    2:45 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    If you think anyone but Zion wins this you’re crazy.



  4. Duff86
    4:58 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    I was surprised he was not included on the most recent Wooden watch list as he’s currently playing his way into the NBA lottery. Zion has this on lock but nice to see a Cat make the list.



  5. Catcasey1
    6:12 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    If PJ kept his motor running like Zion hs would win all thr awards



  6. Luether
    8:03 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    Too bad PJ is competing with Zion. My sources say it’s already a done deal.



  7. michaelb
    11:16 pm February 7, 2019 Permalink

    It’s better to give gift out than receive gift out -Karl Malone