Ohio State junior guard Duane Washington was named the Co-Big Ten Player of the Week, sharing the honor with Iowa forward Luka Garza.
Washington started the week with a 21-point effort against Penn State, where he shot 6 of 9 from the field and 4 of 5 from behind the arc. He added three rebounds and an assists in the 92-82 victory.
He followed that performance with a career-high 30 points on 12-of-18 shooting in a 92-87 loss to Michigan. Washington connected on 5 of his 10 three-point attempts while also contributing with a rebound and three assists.
The strong week pushed Washington’s season scoring average to 15.6 points per game, while also increasing his shooting efficiency. He is now shooting 40.0 percent (114 of 285) overall and 38.8 percent (66 of 170) from deep.
Washington has also been impressed from the free throw line, connecting on 64 of his 72 attempts from the charity stripe, good for an 88.9-percent success rate.
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