Duke’s Smith, GT’s Favors earn ACC basketball honors
Smith averaged 22.0 points, 6.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds as the eighth-ranked Blue Devils posted wins over Charlotte and Radford. On the week, Smith shot 56 percent (15-of-27) from the field, including 60 percent (6-of-10) from three-point range.
The Upper Marlboro, Md., native had a career-high 24 points, five rebounds and five assists in Tuesday’s 101-59 win over Charlotte. In Saturday’s 104-67 victory over Radford, the junior guard finished with 20 points, seven assists and three rebounds.
Favors, a 6-10 freshman forward, averaged 14.0 points, 7.7 rebounds, 1.7 blocked shots and shot 81 percent from the floor (17-of-21) as the Yellow Jackets won two of three games in last week’s O’Reilly Auto Parts Puerto Rico Tip-Off.
In Sunday’s 85-67 win over Boston University, the Atlanta, Ga., product recorded his first collegiate double-double with 14 points and 10 rebounds. Favors is currently averaging 13.0 points, 7.8 rebounds and is second in the ACC in field goal percentage (.700).