The NBA announced Monday that Washington Wizards guard John Wall has been named Eastern Conference Player of the week for games played Monday, Feb. 24, through Sunday, March 2.
Wall averaged 25.0 points, 10.7 assists, 3.3 rebounds and 2.0 blocks per game while shooting .592 from the field, .813 from the free throw line and .444 from three-point range. In that same week, the Wizards went 3-0, topping the Orlando Magic (115-106), Toronto Raptors (134-129 in triple overtime) and Philadelphia 76ers (122-103).
Wall was the only player in the NBA to average 25.0 points and 10.0 assists during the week while being tied for first among all NBA players in assists per game at 10.7. Wall recorded 27 points, seven assists and five rebounds in the Feb. 25 win against the Magic. He then tallied one of his seven 30+ point games on the season, with 31 points and nine assists in the long contest versus Toronto.
In the team’s final game of the week, the 2014 All-Star posted 17 points and a career high-tying 16 assists in the team’s win at Philadelphia. In that game, Wall became the second player in franchise history (Kevin Porter, 1980) to have at least 17 points and 16 assists in less than 30 minutes of play, and he became the first player in the NBA to do so since Damon Stoudamire in 2007.
Wall is the first Wizards player to win the award twice in the same season since Gilbert Arenas was a three-time Player of the Week award winner in 2006-07.
Wall is averaging 20.0 points, 9.7 assists and 4.2 rebounds on the season thus far.