Charlotte Hornets: PJ Washington makes All-Rookie team

Charlotte Hornets PJ Washington. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets PJ Washington. (Photo by Todd Kirkland/Getty Images) /

With news breaking, the Charlotte Hornets found out that their lottery pick from 2019 had made one of the 2020 All-Rookie teams.

As the NBA playoffs finally start to dial down, the Charlotte Hornets now know that one of their rookies made a 2020 All-Rookie team. It’s been a few years since a Hornet has received this honor.

On Tuesday, it was announced that PJ Washington would be a member of the 2nd All-Rookie team. Even though Cody Martin did not make a team, he still received one vote.

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According to the results, Zion Williamson, Eric Paschall, Ja Morant, Brandon Clarke, and Kendrick Nunn made the All-Rookie 1st team. The entire second team consisted of  Tyler Herro, Terence Davis II, Coby White, Washington, and Terence Davis II.

The Hornets got a lot of productive minutes from Washington this season when he played. Based on his rookie performance, many fans believe Washington to be the best rookie since the team drafted Kemba Walker.

During Washington’s rookie season, he averaged12.2 points and 5.4 rebounds per game. Due to his size, Washington even managed to receive playing time at both frontcourt positions, which helped him to become a better rebounder throughout the season.

Even though Washington made the 2nd team, many took to Twitter to express their thoughts on the rankings. There was even a strong case as to why Washington should’ve been selected to the 1st team over Paschall.

No matter the results, the Hornets have themselves a stellar second-year player gearing up for the 2020-21 season. Just like this season, fans can expect to see Washington continue to be a full-time starter.

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