WASHINGTON, DC – The NBA announced today that Wizards guard John Wall has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, March 11, through Sunday, March 17.
Wall averaged 24.0 points, 11.0 assists, 5.0 rebounds and 2.5 steals per game while shooting .617 from the field, .800 from three-point range and .857 from the free-throw line in leading the Wizards to a 3-1 record during the week. Wall became the first NBA player since the three-point era began (1979-80) to average at least 24 points, 11 assists, five rebounds, two steals, shoot at least .600 from the field, .800 from three-point range and .850 from the free-throw line in a four game span.
The third-year pro scored a season-high 29 points to go along with nine assists and four rebounds in a 96-87 win over the New Orleans Hornets (3/15). In a 106-93 win over the Milwaukee Bucks (3/13), Wall recorded one of his three double-doubles during the week with 23 points, 10 assists, six rebounds and four steals. Wall scored 27 points and dished out a season-high 14 assists in Cleveland (3/12). He rounded out the week with 17 points, 11 assists and five rebounds in Washington’s 127-105 win over the Phoenix Suns (3/16).
The Eastern Conference Player of the Week award is Wall’s first, and he is the first Wizard to take the honors since Antawn Jamison won it for games played March 10-16 of 2008.
The Wizards are now 18-14 (.563) since Wall returned to the lineup on January 12 after missing the first 33 games of the season with a stress injury to his left knee.