**FILE** Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (John De Freitas/The Washington Informer)
**FILE** Washington Wizards point guard John Wall (John De Freitas/The Washington Informer)

WASHINGTON, D.C. — The NBA announced Monday that Washington Wizards guard John Wall has been named Eastern Conference Player of the Week for games played Dec. 26 through Jan. 1.

The three-time All-Star averaged 24.3 points (eighth in the East), an NBA-leading 13.0 assists, 5.3 rebounds and 2.67 steals (second in the East) for the week while shooting .500 from the field and .895 from the free-throw line in leading the Wizards to a 3-0 record.

After opening the week with 18 points and a season-high 16 assists in a 107-102 win over the Milwaukee Bucks on Dec. 26, Wall recorded 36 points, 11 rebounds and nine assists in a 111-105 victory against the Indiana Pacers on Dec. 28. He finished the week with a 19-point, 14-assist, four-steal outing in a 118-95 win against the Brooklyn Nets on Dec. 30 to put the Wizards at 16-16 overall on the season.

On the season, Wall is averaging a career-high 23.6 points, 10.0 assists (third in the NBA), 4.5 rebounds, 2.3 steals (first in the NBA) and has posted 20 double-doubles (T-ninth in the NBA).

This is his sixth career Player of the Week award.

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