Trevor Cooney, Jabari Parker named ACC basketball players of the week

Syracuse sophomore guard Trevor Cooney has been named the first Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week of  the 2013-14 season, while Duke freshman Jabari Parker was the unanimous choice as ACC Rookie of the Week.

An ACC media panel voted Cooney the Player of the Week after he scored a game-high and career-best 27 points to help the seventh-ranked Orange defeat Cornell, 82-60 in last Friday’s season opener. The Wilmington, Del., native shot 10-of-12 from the field, including 7-of-8 from 3-point range, and had two assists, three rebounds and four steals in 28 minutes of play. His seven 3-pointers and 4 steals also represented career-high efforts.

Parker, playing his first regular-season game for Duke, tallied 22 points, six rebounds, two assists and a block in 23 minutes of action in a 111-77 win over Davidson. The Chicago native hit his first five shots from the field and scored 16 points in the first half as the fourth-ranked Blue Devils built a 59-39 lead by the break. Parker finished the game 8-of-10 from the field, including 3-of-3 from 3-point range. Parker became just the fifth freshman under veteran head coach Mike Krzyzewski to score 20 or more points in a season opener.


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