Thursday, January 1, 2009


Florida State’s Toney Douglas has been named ACC Player of the Week, while Virginia’s Sylven Landesberg earned ACC Rookie honors.

Douglas scored a game-high 27 points, pulled down five rebounds, handed out five assists without a turnover, blocked two shots and came up with two steals in leading the Seminoles to an 82-69 win over Western Kentucky Sunday and earning Most Valuable Player honors at the Orange Bowl Classic. The Jonesboro, Ga., senior was eight-of-16 from the floor and eight-of-11 from the free throw line as Florida State won for the 12th time in 14 games.

In earning the Rookie award for the fourth time this season, Landesberg had 26 points, six rebounds and five assists in 41 minutes as the Cavaliers opened their conference schedule with an 88-84 overtime win at Georgia Tech Sunday. The Flushing, N.Y., product made nine-of-18 from the floor and eight-of-nine from the free throw line against the Yellow Jackets. On the week, Landesberg averaged 17.5 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists in a pair of Virginia victories.
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