Feb 23, 2014; Cleveland, OH, USA; Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (2) reacts near the end of a 96-83 win over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena. Mandatory Credit: David Richard-USA TODAY Sports

NBA News: Wizards' John Wall Named Eastern Conference Player Of the Week

The Washington Wizards have won six straight games and are currently sitting fifth in the Eastern Conference. Now that Washington is gaining momentum, John Wall will be getting some much deserved recognition. The NBA has announced that Wall was named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played through February 24th through March 2nd–via Monumental Network.

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 leading the Wizards to a 3-0 record during the week.

John Wall has finally gotten some recognition for his improved play this season, being named ‘Player of the Week’ twice this season. Wall was also named to the NBA All-Star team for the first time in his career this season and much of that could be credited to the Wizards finally positioning themselves to make the postseason for the first time in half a decade.

Wall is starting to separate himself amongst his peers and the numbers he put up this week were absolutely spectacular. 25 points, 11 assists, and 2 blocks on 60% shooting is remarkable, to say the least. Wall’s hard work this past offseason is finally paying off and it’s evident in his shooting numbers. Shooting above 40% from three point territory is great for any player, but it’s especially admirable for a player like Wall who’s notably struggled to shoot from the perimeter. He’s also managed to keep his turnovers down while picking up his assist numbers in Nene’s absence. Wall has certainly stepped up for the Wizards over the past week and I have no doubt that he’ll continue his great run.

Congratulations to John Wall for receiving the recognition.

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