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LOOK: Bub Carrington Chooses Jersey Number for Washington Wizards

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Shortly after being drafted by the NBA’s Washington Wizards, former Pitt Panther Bub Carrington flew down to the nation’s capital to join the franchise.

During that process, he selected his ever-important jersey number. According to the Wizards social media account, Carrington will wear the number 17 for the Wizards as a rookie.

Carrington wore number 7 at Pitt, but that number is taken by Patrick Baldwin on the Wizards.

Pitt guard Bub Carrington selected his jersey number shortly after being drafted by the Washington Wizards.

Pitt guard Bub Carrington selected his jersey number shortly after being drafted by the Washington Wizards.

During that process, he selected his ever-important jersey number. According to the Wizards social media account, Carrington will wear the number 17 for the Wizards as a rookie.

Carrington started 33 games for Pitt as a rookie, averaging 13.8 points, 5.2 rebounds, and 4.1 assists per game. The Baltimore, Maryland native shot 41% from the field and 32% from three-point range in his freshman campaign, and alongside Jaland Lowe and Ishmael Leggett, starred for the Panthers in the back court.

After thriving for Saint Frances Academy in his junior and senior years of high school, Carrington committed to Pitt over George Mason, Loyola Chicago, and others. He made an impact from day one of his freshman season, posting a triple double in his first career collegiate game. His triple double was just the fifth in Pitt basketball history. In that first career game, he totaled 18 points, 12 rebounds, and 10 assists in Pitt’s 100-52 win against NC A&T.

The 18-year-old Carrington now joins the list of former Panthers to play professional basketball, headlined by Steven Adams and more recently Mo Gueye and Justin Champagnie, among others. Champagnie ended last season on the Wizards roster as well. His selection marks the first first-round draft pick in Jeff Capel’s tenure as head coach of the Panthers.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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