Kentucky Basketball’s P.J. Washington continues to shine for the Wildcats and the longer the season goes on, the bigger his case for SEC Player of the Year grows stronger each game.
Washington isn’t the flashiest player, and Kentucky has four other guys that can put up points, so what makes him so great?
Well, he quietly has won SEC Player of the week two times this season. Washington also has 17 games where he put up at least 10 points.
He has gone 11 games in a row scoring double-digit points. Seven of the 11 games he scored at least 20 points.
According to Kentucky’s game notes, the last time a Wildcat player received multiple SEC Player of the Week honors along with putting up numbers like he is doing each week, won SEC Player of the Year.
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He also has nine 20-point games including scoring 20-plus points in four of the last five games. Washington leads the team in scoring and rebounds with 14.9 points and eight boards a game.
Despite him dominating on the court, the storylines talk about the freshmen sensations. Washington is the sole sophomore on the starting five, and it shows.
He has a lot of poise when he plays the game and is a leader on the court. Washington helped the team defeat a top-ranked Tennessee team and go to the wire with LSU.
However, when there are guys like Grant Williams from Tennessee who won it last season and is also a candidate for SEC Player of the Year this year, Washington seems to get forgotten about at times.
He has all the qualities to be in contention for SEC Player of the Year. For Washington to take home the title, he must throw some flashiness into his consistent game along with continuing what he is doing on the court.