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PJ Washington on pace for historic season beyond the arc

Kentucky’s PJ Washington has almost doubled his three-point shooting percentage from a year ago, turning his hard work in the gym into a 43.9% shooting percentage in his sophomore season, after a 23.8 percent clip as a freshman. Improving his three-point shot was one of Washington’s points of emphasis in coming back to school to improve his game, rather than taking a shot at the NBA draft last summer. And it has more than paid off.

In the last month (seven games), Washington hit 15 of his 30 three-point tries. Overall, his season average is among the best single seasons in the history of Kentucky basketball. If his current percentage remains the same, Washington’s sophomore year would rank 10th among the all-time best three-point shooting seasons for players with a minimum of 50 attempts.

Name Season Games 3-PT FG 3-PT FGA 3-PT FG%
1 Cameron Mills 1996-97 31 42 79 53.16
2 Travis Ford 1992-93 34 101 191 52.88
3 Doron Lamb 2010-11 38 68 140 48.57
4 Walter McCarty 1995-96 36 28 60 46.67
5 Doron Lamb 2011-12 40 76 163 46.63
6 Tony Delk 1995-96 36 93 210 44.29
7 Darius Miller 2010-11 38 58 131 44.27
8 Derek Willis 2015-16 32 53 120 44.17
9 Jamal Mashburn 1991-92 36 58 132 43.94
10 P.J. Washington 2018-19 26 25 57 43.85
11 Cameron Mills 1997-98 38 38 87 43.68
12 Derrick Miller 1986-87 29 35 81 43.21
13 Kyle Wiltjer 2011-12 40 35 81 43.21
14 Tyler Ulis 2014-15 37 33 77 42.86
15 Rex Chapman 1987-88 32 66 159 41.51

His shot has only gotten better as the season goes on, so who knows, maybe he jumps a few more and makes his way further up the list.

However it all ends, it’s wild for him to even be mentioned among those names.

Article written by Drew Franklin

I can recite every line from Forrest Gump, blindfolded. Follow me on Twitter: @DrewFranklinKSR

3 Comments for PJ Washington on pace for historic season beyond the arc



  1. kyinsider
    3:07 pm February 21, 2019 Permalink

    Not in a million years would I have guessed PH Washington would lead the team in 3P%, returning has helped his draft stock a ton.

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    • trumpetguy
      3:32 pm February 21, 2019 Permalink

      Very small sample size and coaches know it, otherwise pick-n-pop would be a staple in the offense.



  2. cozbob
    12:44 am February 22, 2019 Permalink

    This table is just another reminder of how good Doron Lamb was. Seriously underrated.