Rui Hachimura becomes quickest Wizards player to reach 100 career points since John Wall
Hachimura entered Friday with 88 points in his first seven games:
In his 8th career game, Rui Hachimura becomes the quickest Wizards player to 100 career points (by games played) since John Wall 💰 pic.twitter.com/BPrabUeXI4
— NBA on ESPN (@ESPNNBA) November 9, 2019
The Wizards selected Hachimura with the ninth overall pick in the 2019 draft. He played his college ball at Gonzaga, and it looks like he’s going to have a bright future in Washington.
Hachimura entered Friday averaging 12.6 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game while shooting 44.8 percent from the field, 25.0 percent from beyond the arc and a perfect 100 percent from the free-throw line.
Wall is going to miss the entire season recovering from his Achilles tear. All-Star guard Bradley Beal is obviously the best player on the Wizards, but this season is all about developing Hachimura, as well as Troy Brown, Thomas Bryant and Moe Wagner.
Wall is one of the best players in Wizards franchise history, so this is a great accomplishment for Hachimura.
Wall scored 1,131 points during his rookie season back in 2010. It will be interesting to see how many points Hachimura can rack up this season, although the youngster is focused on winning games first and trying to help the Wizards make the playoffs in the wide-open Eastern Conference.