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ACC men’s basketball players of the week

Staff Report

Wake Forest’s Al-Farouq Aminu has been named ACC Player of the Week while Miami’s Durand Scott garnered ACC Rookie of the Week honors.

Aminu, a 6-9 sophomore forward, averaged 24.0, 11.0 rebounds and 2.0 steals and shot 64 percent from the floor (16-for-25) as the Demon Deacons opened the season with victories over Oral Roberts and East Carolina.

In Friday’s 76-56 win over the Golden Eagles, the Norcross, Ga., native posted the 11th double-double of his career with 25 points and 13 rebounds. In an 89-58 victory over East Carolina Sunday at the Greensboro Coliseum, Aminu led Wake Forest with 23 points and nine rebounds.

In his collegiate debut against North Carolina Central Saturday, Scott, a freshman from New York, had four points, two steals and handed out a game-high 10 assists with zero turnovers as the Hurricanes opened their season with a 83-53 victory. The 10 assists were the most by a Miami player in exactly three years, since Anthony Harris finished with 10 assists versus Alcorn State on Nov. 14, 2006.


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