DURHAM, N.C. – Duke’s Jabari Parker was named ACC Co-Player of the Week as well as ACC Rookie of the Week Monday as selected by members of the league’s media and announced by the conference office. The freshman forward shared Player of the Week accolades with Boston College’s Olivier Hanlan while claiming Rookie of the Week honors for the second straight week.
Parker averaged 24.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.0 assists, 1.0 blocks and 2.0 steals per game as Duke split games against No. 5 Kansas (L, 94-83) and Florida Atlantic (W, 97-64). The Chicago native went 16-of-31 (.516) from the field, including 8-of-13 (.615) from three-point range and 8-of-11 (.727) from the foul line in the two contests. He paced the Blue Devils in the loss to No. 5 Kansas with 28 points, nine rebounds and two steals, while going 9-of-18 from the field, including 4-of-7 from three-point range, and 5-of-5 from the free throw line. Parker scored 19 points, knocked down four three-point field goals and was 6-of-10 from the field in staking Duke to a 42-40 halftime lead at the United Center in Chicago.
Duke closed the week with a 97-64 win over Florida Atlantic as Parker recorded a double-double with 21 points and 10 rebounds. He also added three assists and two steals while making four three-point field goals in the win. Parker also became the first freshman in Duke history to score 20-or-more points in each of the first three games on the season.
Parker enters tonight’s contest against UNC Asheville (7pm on ESPNU) ranked among the ACC leaders in scoring (23.3 ppg. – 2nd), rebounds (8.3 rpg. – T-2nd), defensive rebounds (7.7 drpg. – 2nd), field goal percentage (.585 – 8th), three-point percentage (.688 – 1st) and three-point field goals (3.7 3pg. – 1st).
Hanlan averaged 28.0 points, 4.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists as Boston College went 1-1 last week. He was 15-of-26 from the field (.577), 6-for-14 from 3-point range (.429) and 20-of-23 from the foul line (.870). He scored 18 points and dished out a career-high six assists against Toledo. He then scored a regular season career-high 38 points to lead the Eagles to their first win of the year over Florida Atlantic. He was 11-of-19 from the field and 12-of-14 from the foul line. It was the most points scored in the ACC this season.
Hanlan, of Aylmer, Quebec, Canada, has scored 10-or-more points in 14 consecutive games dating to last season and currently leads the ACC in scoring at 24.5 points per game.
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