For the first time this season, a Kentucky Wildcat has been named SEC Player of the Week. PJ Washington shares the honor with Tennessee guard Jordan Bone after impressive performances at Vanderbilt and Florida.
In those two games, PJ averaged 20.5 points, 12 rebounds and two assists and shot a team-best 53.6 percent from the field and 75 percent from three. PJ has had three straight double doubles, the first Kentucky player to do so since Julius Randle in the 2013-2014 season. After PJ’s 26-point, 12-rebound performance at Vandy, Bryce Drew said he believes the sophomore is the most improved player in the country.
“Oh my goodness, PJ was sensational. Watching on film, his game from last year to this year, I’m trying to think if there’s a player that’s more improved in the country. He’s shooting the ball like he’s a two guard. Obviously, with his length, he’s finishing. He’s getting 12 rebounds. It shows what hard work in an offseason can do if you stay with it and credit to him. All compliments to him for turning his game completely around from last year to this year.”