Hornets' PJ Washington sets record for 3s made in career debut
NBA.com Global on Oct 24, 2019 06:51 PM
Charlotte Hornets forward PJ Washington, right, shoots over Chicago Bulls forward Lauri Markkanen during the second half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C., Wednesday, Oct. 23, 2019. Charlotte won 126-125. (AP Photo/Nell Redmond)
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The last decade has seen superstars hit three-pointers at record-breaking rates. It was only a matter of time before a rookie did the same.
Charlotte's PJ Washington, taken No. 12 overall in this year's Draft, sank seven three-pointers against Chicago on Wednesday (Thursday, PHL time). The 21-year-old broke the previous career-debut record shared by Donyell Marshall (1994) and Jake Layman (2016).
Not too shabby, rook! https://t.co/8sz2Sk7OMB— Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) October 24, 2019
Washington drew the start for the rebuilding Hornets after turning in an impressive preseason. He and Terry Rozier -- acquired from Boston in the offseason -- offer the best potential for a Charlotte franchise that hasn't won a playoff series since 2002.