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Jessica Washington - Women's Basketball - Kansas Jayhawks

Jessica Washington

Position Guard
Height 5'8''
Class Redshirt Junior
Hometown Tulsa, Okla.
High School Jenks HS

Honors and Awards

  • Big 12 Player of the Week (2018-19)
  • Big 12 Player of the Week (2018-19)
  • Dual in the Desert Tournament Desert Division MVP (2018-19)
  • Big 12 Newcomer of the Year (2017)
  • Big 12 Player of the Week (2016-17)

2018-19 (Sixth Year)
Earned Big 12 Player of the Week twice … Named the Desert Division MVP at the Duel in the Desert Tournament … Played in 16 games, making 13 starts this season … Recorded a season-high 30 points against George Mason (11/21) … Averaged 13.9 points per game … Registered a double-digit scoring effort in 12 of 16 games … Shot 40.4 percent from behind the 3-point line … Made 38 triples … Made a season-best six 3-pointers twice this season against George Mason (11/21) and Baylor (1/16) … Scored a 3-pointer in all but three outings … Averaged 2.9 rebounds and 2.4 assists … Tied career-best  mark of six assists against Iowa State (1/5) and Oklahoma (2/13) … Tied career-best mark of four steals against Nebraska (12/5).

2017-18 (Senior)
Missed the 2017-18 season due to a knee injury.

2016-17 (Redshirt-Junior)
Named the Big 12 Conference Newcomer of the Year … Recognized as the Big 12 Player of the Week for the week of Jan. 16 … Played in 29 games with 26 starts … Averaged 28.7 minutes per game … Recorded 17.0 points per game and 4.1 rebounds per game … Led the Big 12 with 19.3 points per game in league action … Netted double-figure scoring efforts in 16-of-18 Big 12 games, while totaling 22 double-digit scoring efforts … Recorded 20 or more points 10 times during the season and 30 or more points twice … Shot 34.3 percent from the field and 35.5 percent from behind the 3-point line … Made 61 shots from long range, the fourth-most by a Jayhawk junior and eighth-most in a single season … Connected on 72.5 percent of her attempts from the free throw line … Made 124 shots from the charity stripe, tied for the fourth-most by a Jayhawk junior … Scored a career-high 36 points behind a 12-for-19 effort from the floor against Iowa State (2/21) … Recorded a double-double with 23 points and 10 rebounds against Texas (1/4) … Shot a season-best 71.4 percent (10-of-14) from the field at Kansas State (1/11), including a 7-of-10 mark from the 3-point line … Also grabbed 10 boards at Alabama (12/4), two points shy of another double-double … Dished out a season-best six assists against UC Riverside (12/21) … Recorded a season-high four steals at Oklahoma (2/1) … Shot 40 percent or higher from the floor on 11 occasions … Connected on 75 percent of her shots from long range twice … Sank 40 percent or better of her attempts from the 3-point line on 11 occasions … Totaled 81 assists, 34 steals and four blocks … Recorded the second-most assists on the squad with 81.

2015-16 (Junior)
Sat out the 2015-16 season due to NCAA transfer rules.

2014-15 (Sophomore at UNC)
Played in all 35 games, averaging 7.3 points and 2.4 rebounds per game … Ranked fourth on the team in scoring and third in 3-point shooting … Scored eight points and tallied five rebounds in a Sweet 16 matchup with South Carolina … Notched five points, two rebounds and two assists in the first round of the NCAA Tournament … Averaged 12.5 points on 50 percent shooting in the 2015 ACC Tournament … Scored a career-high 20 points in a victory over conference foe Clemson.

2013-14 (Freshman at UNC)
Appeared in all 37 games and made 13 starts … Averaged 5.4 points, 2.1 rebounds and 2.6 assists per game … Scored in double figures with seven double-digit efforts … Led the team in assists in 11 contests … Scored a season-high 16 points with five assists in the road win at UCLA (11/17) … Had 14 points and five assists while playing a season-high 29 minutes against Coppin State (11/24), and had 13 points on 3-of-3 3-point shooting against New Orleans (12/16) in Myrtle Beach … Scored five points against both South Carolina and Stanford in the NCAA Tournament Regional Semifinal and Final contests in Stanford, California.

High School
Averaged 23.8 points and 7.7 rebounds as a senior at Jenks High School … Participated in the 2013 WBCA High School All-America Game … A 2013 McDonald’s All-America selection … Ranked the No. 14 overall player and the No. 2 guard in her class by ESPN HoopGurlz … A 2013 Oklahoman Super 5 selection … Named 2012 Tulsa World All-Met Player of the Year … Won a gold medal with the United States U17 National Team at the 2012 World Championships … Averaged 18.4 points per game as a junior.

Daughter of Travis and Kelly Washington … Born in Tulsa, Oklahoma.