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The former Wildcat had a fantastic debut last night

NBA: Preseason-Philadelphia 76ers at Charlotte Hornets Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

PJ Washington wasted no time making headlines in his NBA debut.

Washington, the former Wildcat and first-round pick for the Charlotte Hornets, hit his first three-pointer and then continued on to hit 7-11 three pointers en route to a 27-point performance, tying an NBA record for the most threes ever made in an NBA debut.

Washington displayed a vastly improved jumper as a sophomore at Kentucky last year, which helped improve his draft stock from a fringe first rounder/likely second rounder to a lottery pick, and it seems Washington is continuing to improve his jump shot.

Washington led the Hornets in points and minutes, leading his squad to a thrilling 126-125 victory over the Chicago Bulls in the Hornets season opener.

Washington’s performance was also part of an incredible shooting night for Charlotte, in which they knocked down 23-44 threes on the night.

And if PJ can keep this up, he’s going to be among the best rookies in the league. Way to make us proud, PJ!

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Quickies

Saturday may be another rainy night for the Cats - Herald Leader

The forecast is offering a chance of another rainy game.

Will rainy forecast bode well for Kentucky - KSR

Rain definitely would throw a wrench in Missouri’s game plan.

Quickley looking to buck trend of returning players - Courier Journal

Immanuel Quickley hopes to carve out a role and make a name for himself, while being a leader on a young squad.

Kentucky-Duke in the Belk Bowl? - Yahoo

How does New Year’s Eve in Charlotte sound? I like the matchup.

Tyrese Maxey ranked as #2 freshman - CBS Sports

Maxey only falls behind Cole Anthony.

Calipari is a man on a mission on the recruiting trail - Cats Pause

Cal says he is rejuvenated, and the recruiting trail shows it.

Mahomes back to throwing in practice after knee injury - ESPN

Looks like Mahomes won’t miss too much more time.

Drew Brees planning return this week - Yahoo

Teddy Bridgewater has filled in well during his absence.

Jim Harbaugh denies NFL interest - ESPN

The rumors have ramped up with Michigan facing some struggles.

The cost of firing a coach - Courier Journal

Firing a coach is always easier said than done.

Parachutist lands in the middle of soccer game - SI

Nobody really seen this coming... or maybe they did.