Washington’s return garners Big 12 Player of the Week honors

photo by: Andrew Rosenthal

Sixth-year senior Jessica Washington checks in for the first time this season on Sunday during a game against Alabama A&M At Allen Fieldhouse. Kansas won the game, 65-54.

In her first week back in action, redshirt senior Jessica Washington earned her first Big 12 Player of the Week honor for the 2018-19 season and second of her career, the league announced Monday afternoon.

Washington averaged 23.5 points behind a 53.8 shooting percentage to lead the Jayhawks to a 2-0 record on the week. In two starts, the sixth-year senior shot 58.3 percent from long range, while also registering six assists, three rebounds and three steals.

In her 2018-19 debut, Washington netted 30-point behind 6-of-10 shooting from beyond the arc against George Mason. Washington’s 30-point performance is the third time in career she’s scored 30 or more points in game. Against Iona, Washington scored a team-high 17 points with five assists and two steals.


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