DURHAM, N.C. – Duke freshman RJ Barrett swept the ACC Basketball weekly awards, earning both Player and Freshman of the Week. Barrett repeats as Freshman of the Week and it marks the second time a Blue Devil has swept the awards this season.
Barrett averaged a double-double as No. 2 Duke (9-1) extended its winning streak to four games with a pair of non-conference wins last week. The rookie poured in 28.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 5.0 assists, including a 30-point effort against Yale and a career-best 15-rebound performance against Hartford.
In the Yale win, he became the first freshman in Duke history to post a 30-5-5 game with his 30-point, 7-rebound, 6-assist effort in the 91-58 victory. In 36 minutes against Hartford, Barrett was an efficient 10-of-14 from the field and 3-of-4 from three-point range, scoring 27 points, with 15 rebounds and four assists for his first career double-double.
His 242 points through 10 games are the most by a Duke freshman in history, breaking the record of 220 held by Marvin Bagley III (2017-18) and Jabari Parker (2013-14). Barrett is the ACC’s leading scorer (24.2), is eighth in assists (4.2) and 10th in field goal percentage (.479).
For the season’s opening week, Barrett’s classmate Zion Williamson swept the ACC weekly honors. Over the last five-plus seasons, Duke has had the ACC Freshman of the Week more than 50 percent of the time (48 of possible 92 weeks),
The Blue Devils will take this week off for exams before returning to action on Tuesday, Dec. 18 against Princeton at Cameron Indoor Stadium. The game tips at 6 p.m. ET on ESPN2.