In the G-League, rookie Tyty Washington Jr. explodes the counters: 53 points!

Rest assured: if you didn’t watch the G-League game between the Rio Grande Valley Vipers and the Stockton Kings last night, you didn’t miss much, and the highlights of Tyty Washington Jr. enough to give you an idea of ​​the course of the meeting.

Indeed, in a terrible purge for his team, beaten by 21 points at the end of a match played without defense (134-113), the leader rookie of the Rockets29th choice of the 2022 Draft after a “freshman” season in Kentucky, flew over the debates by offering a performance with 53 points (15/33 in shots, 11/12 in free throws), 10 rebounds and 4 assists !

A monumental heat stroke for the native of Arizona, more considered a “playmaker” when he left college last spring, but which proves, in particular by his “pull-up” shot which is easily transposed into the NBA game, that it can also bring points in large quantities. At least against the very permissive defenses of the G-League, at first.

Because among the “big guys”, Tyty Washington Jr. doesn’t play a lot, and doesn’t capitalize when he does: he’s only appeared 14 times with the Rockets this season, for 10.7 minutes and 3.2 points ( 35% on shots) and 1.3 passes on average per game. Stephen Silas entrusts for the moment the position of understudy of Kevin Porter Jr. in the lead to Daishen Nix, yet not particularly more effective (3.4 and 1.4 pass at 36% on shots)…

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