Kyle Washington was honored by the American Athletic Conference for the second week in a row. Washington has been honored by the AAC five times this basketball season. He has been balling the last two weeks, keep up the good work Kyle!
For the second consecutive week, 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 lead Cincinnati (15-2, 5-0 American) to a pair of victories last week, averaging a team-high 13.5 points, 8.0 rebounds and 3.0 blocks as the Bearcats claimed sole possession of first place in the American Athletic Conference and extended their win streak to eight games.
Washington registered his sixth double-double of the season on Sunday in UC’s 55-46 road win at East Carolina, tallying a team-high 16 points, game-best 11 rebounds to go with three blocks. Earlier in the week he recorded 11 points, five rebounds and three blocks in the Bearcats’ 66-64 home win over SMU on Thursday. For the week Washington shot 50 percent (11 of 22) from the field.
It marks the fifth time this season the conference has honored Washington. He was named The American’s Player of the Week on Dec. 5. He also received the league’s weekly honor roll recognition last week and in back-to-back weeks on Nov. 21 and Nov. 28.
Washington, who has scored in double figures in 12 of 17 games this season, enters this week ranked among the league leaders in five categories: rebounds (fifth at 7.6), double-doubles (tied for fifth with six), field goal percentage (sixth at .536), blocks (sixth at 1.6) and scoring (11th at 13.8). He has led the Bearcats in rebounding 11 times.
The left-hander is averaging 13.8 points while shooting 53.6 percent from the field with a team-high 7.6 rebounds this season.