Kyle Washington got back in the flow of things against Houston for the Cincinnati Bearcats, he was a walking bucket and brought the intensity on the defensive end all night. Washington is a key to the Bearcats success so it is good to see him back rolling again.
University of Cincinnati junior forward Kyle Washington (Champlin, Minn./NC State) has been named to the American Athletic Conference Weekly Honor Roll the league announced Monday.
Washington helped guide Cincinnati to a 67-58 league win at Houston on Saturday, posting a team-high 19 points on 8-of-17 shooting with nine rebounds and two blocks. He just missed recording his sixth double-double of the season.
It marks the fourth time the conference has honored Washington this season. He was named The American’s Player of the Week on Dec. 5 after strong performances against then-No. 19 Iowa State and Bowling Green. He tallied 13 points and 10 rebounds against the Cyclones on Dec. 1 and a career-high 24 points on 11-of-13 shooting with six rebounds against Bowling Green on Dec. 4. He also received the league’s weekly honor roll recognition in back-to-back weeks on Nov. 21 and Nov. 28.
The left-hander enters the week ranked among the American Athletic Conference leaders in five categories: double-doubles (tied for fifth with five), field goal percentage (sixth at .540), rebounds (seventh at 7.5), blocks (ninth at 1.4) and scoring (11th at 13.8).
Washington is averaging 13.8 points while shooting 54.0 percent from the field with a team-high 7.5 rebounds this season. He has scored in double figures in 10 of 15 games and has led the Bearcats in rebounding nine times this season.