The Cincinnati Bearcats forward Kyle Washington has been a walking bucket (good scorer) since he stepped foot on campus and now the AAC is starting to see it on a nightly basis. Washington has already received three weekly awards and it seems he will pick up some more awards before the end of the season.
University of Cincinnati junior forward Kyle Washington (Champlin, Minn./NC State) has been named the American Athletic Conference Player of the Week, the league announced Monday.
Washington, who has been named to the league’s weekly honor roll each of the past two weeks, helped guide the Bearcats to a 2-0 week averaging 18.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 2.0 blocks while shooting 60.7 percent (17 of 28) from the field.
The left-hander scored a career-high 24 points on 11-of-13 shooting with six rebounds and three blocks in the Bearcats’ 85-56 win over Bowling Green on Sunday at Fifth Third Arena. Earlier in the week, he posted his fifth double-double of the season with a team-high 13 points to go with 10 rebounds in Cincinnati’s 55-54 overtime win at then-No. 19 Iowa State on Thursday.
Washington has scored in double-figures in all eight games for the Bearcats, with five double-doubles while averaging a team-high 17.3 points, 9.0 rebounds and 1.9 blocks while shooting 59.2 percent (58-of-98) from the field. His five double-doubles ranks ninth most in the nation.
He enters the week ranked among The American’s leaders in rebounds (third at 9.0), scoring (fifth at 15.6), field goal percentage (fifth at .596) and blocks (sixth at 1.9).