P.J. Washington Named To All-Rookie Second Team


Charlotte Hornets forward P.J. Washington has been named to the 2019-20 NBA All-Rookie Second Team.

Washington, the 12th overall pick in the 2019 draft, becomes the 12th player in Charlotte history to receive All-Rookie Honors and is the first to do so since Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in 2013.

Washington, a Kentucky product, averaged 12.2 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.1 assists and 0.8 blocks in 58 games for the Hornets, starting 57 of them.

Washington joins Terence Davis (Toronto), Rui Hachimura (Washington), Tyler Herro (Miami) and Coby White (Chicago) on the Second Team.

Ja Morant (Memphis), Zion Williamson (New Orleans), Eric Paschall (Golden State), Kendrick Nunn (Miami) and Brandon Clarke (Memphis) were named to the First Team.

In Washington's NBA debut, he set an NBA record for most 3-pointers made in a debut, hitting 7 to score 27 points, a franchise record for most points in a debut.

Washington also was selected to play for Team USA in the 2020 Rising Stars Game during NBA All Star weekend and had eight points, five rebounds, two assists and a steal.

Washington ranked in the top ten of all rookies (min. 15 games played) in 3-point field goals, rebounds, blocks, and steals per game.

He joins Rex Chapman, J.R. Reid, Kendall, Gill, Larry Johnson, Alonzo Mourning, Emeka Okafor, Raymond Felton, Walter Herrmann, Adam Morrison, D.J. Augustin, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist as players to receive All-Rookie honors.

Hornets rookie guard Cody Martin received one vote for All-Rookie Second Team.