ACC announces basketball players of the week

ACC_Basketball_Digital_DBGPitt junior forward Jamel Artis has been chosen as the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week, while Florida State’s Dwayne Bacon is the repeat selection as ACC Rookie of the Week.

ACC basketball weekly honors are determined by a vote of a select media panel.

Pitt’s Artis scored a game-high 29 points to go along with eight rebounds, four assists, one block and one steal to lead a come-from-behind 79-73 win over visiting Western Carolina. The 6-foot-7 Baltimore native went 10-of-14 from the field and 8-of-8 from the foul line as the Panthers improved to 10-1 on the season. The ACC Player of the Week honor is the second for Artis, who was also recognized once as a sophomore last season.

Bacon recorded his first career double-double of 20 points and 10 rebounds in Florida State’s only game last week – a 75-64 victory over Charleston Southern.  The Lakeland, Florida, freshman scored 20 points in 26 minutes played, shot .571 from the field (8-of-14), was a perfect 4-of-4 from the free throw line and totaled one assist.  Bacon’s 10 rebounds all came on the defensive end as Florida State outrebounded the Buccaneers by a 41-27 margin.  The ACC Rookie of the Week selection is the third overall for Bacon, tying the FSU school record also held by Bob Sura (1991-92) and Michael Joiner (2000-01).

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