Tuesday, February 12, 2008

ACC PLAYERS OF THE WEEK

North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough was named ACC Player of the Week while Duke's Kyle Singler garnered ACC Rookie of the Week honors.

In earning the league's player of the week award for the second week in a row and sixth time this season, Hansbrough averaged 33.5 points and 15.5 rebounds in games against Duke and Clemson.

The Poplar Bluff, Mo., junior was a combined 23-for-37 (.622) from the floor and 21 of 28 (.750) from the free throw line. Hansbrough had 28 points and 18 rebounds, game highs for both teams in Wednesday's 89-78 loss to No. 2 Duke.

In Sunday's 103-93 double overtime win over Clemson, Hansbrough had a season-high 39 points as well as 13 rebounds in the come-from-behind win over the visiting Tigers.

Hansbrough's six selections tie him with Duke's J.J. Redick for the second most single season player of the week selections in league history. Redick was named ACC Player of the Week six times in 2005-06. North Carolina's Antawn Jamison holds the ACC single season record for most player of the week selections with seven in 1997-98.

In earning the league's rookie award for the fourth time this season, Singler posted back-to-back "double-doubles" as Duke improved to 21-1 on the season and 9-0 in the ACC with wins over North Carolina and Boston College. In Wednesday's 89-78 win over No. 3 Tar Heels, Singler knocked down three three-pointers and finished with 14 points to go along with 10 rebounds, two assists, two blocked shots and two steals in 37 minutes of action.

The Medford, Ore., native capped off the week with a team-high 24 points, 10 rebounds and three steals in a 90-80 win over Boston College Saturday.

(Kyle Singler #12 of the Duke Blue Devils demonstrates the classic Duke push off “no call” with Tyler Hansbrough. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

(Hansbrough Photos Zeke Smith/CB)
And, no, we couldn't make Singler's picture any smaller.

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