For the first time in his career, John Wall earned the title of Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Monday, March 11, through Sunday, March 17.
In that timeframe, Wall recorded three double-doubles, averaged 24 points, 11 assists, five rebounds and 2.5 steals per game while shooting .617 from the field. He also shot .800 (4-of-5) from three-point range and .857 from the free-throw line.
He started off the week by scoring 27 points and tallied a season-high 14 assists in the Wizards’ 95-90 loss against the Cleveland Cavaliers. In Wednesday’s 106-93 win over the Milwaukee Bucks, he added 23 points, 10 assists, six rebounds and four steals and in Friday’s 96-87 win over the New Orleans Hornets, Wall recorded a season-high 29 points on 12-of-15 from the floor. He capped off the week with 17 points, 11 assists and five rebounds in Washington’s 127-105 win over the Phoenix Suns Saturday night.
Wall is the first Wizard to be named Eastern Conference Player of the Week since Antawn Jamison won it for games played March 10-16 of 2008. To put that into perspective – Wall was just 17 years-old at the time.
The Wizards are now 18-14 (.563) since Wall returned to the lineup on Jan. 12 after missing the first 33 games of the season with a stress injury to his left knee.