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UVA Basketball: Ty Jerome named ACC Player of the Week

ty jerome uva basketballVirginia junior Ty Jerome has been named this week’s ACC Player of the Week, while North Carolina’s Coby White earned his second consecutive Freshman of the Week accolade.

ACC weekly honors are determined by a vote of a 15-member media panel and are announced on Mondays throughout the regular season. The ACC Player of the Week selection is Jerome’s first of the season. White was voted Freshman of the Week for the fifth time, which ties ACC Player and Freshman of the Year Zion Williamson of Duke for the most Freshman of the Week awards this season.

Jerome averaged 20 points, 10 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 steals as No. 2 Virginia (28-2, 16-2 ACC) won a share of the ACC regular-season title with wins at Syracuse (79-53) and Louisville (73-68).

The New Rochelle, New York, native tallied 16 points, including 5-of-6 from 3-point range, a school-record tying 14 assists and four steals as Virginia tied a school record with 18 3-pointers in the 26-point road win at Syracuse. He had a game-high 24 points and six assists in UVA’s ACC regular-season finale versus Louisville.

Jerome finished a combined 13-of-23, including 8-of-14 from 3-point range, in the two wins. He had 20 assists and just three turnovers for a 6.7 assist-to-turnover ratio. Jerome ranks first in the ACC in assists (5.3), second in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.2), fourth in 3-point percentage (.426), 18th in minutes (32.7) and 21st in scoring (13.5).

White scored a team-high 21 points and had three assists, a season-high three blocks and no turnovers in UNC’s 79-70 win over fourth-ranked Duke to clinch a share of the ACC regular-season title. He scored 14 second-half points, including nine in a row at one point and a dozen in a four-minute span that helped the Tar Heels build a 10-point lead. White made four three-pointers (10th time this year with four or more) and broke the UNC freshman record for threes in a season (75). It was the 11th time he led UNC in scoring and was his eighth 20-point game, seven in ACC play. It was the first time he did not commit a turnover.

White also had 11 points, three assists and only one turnover in UNC’s 79-66 win at Boston College. The Goldsboro, North Carolina, native committed one turnover running the point in a combined 67 minutes last week.

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