Rockets’ TyTy Washington Jr. erupts for 53 points in G League

Houston Rockets rookie TyTy Washington Jr. on Friday erupted for the first 50-point game of the season in the G League on assignment with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers.

Washington produced a career-high 53 points, 10 rebounds, four assists and two steals in a 134-113 loss on the road to the Stockton Kings. He went 15-of-33 from the field, including 6-of-17 from 3-point range, in 40 minutes of work.

The 29th pick became one of 24 players to ever score at least 50 points in a game in the G League and the first since Chris Clemons had 52 points on March 17, 2022. He had 34 points in the second half, and accounted for 22 of the Vipers’ 26 total points in the fourth quarter.

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Washington is averaging 23.2 points, 5.4 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.2 steals on 47.7% shooting from the field in 13 games this season with the Vipers. He has scored in double figures in every game and has produced at least 20 points nine times.

With playing time at a minimum in Houston, the team opted to send Washington to the G League to get consistent playing time. The latest effort by Washington offered a glimpse of what he can bring to the NBA and it could go a long way in helping him secure a place in the rotation.

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Story originally appeared on Rookie Wire