UVA guard Justin Anderson named ACC Co-Player of the Week

justin andersonUVA junior guard Justin Anderson (Montross, Va.) has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Co-Player of the Week, announced Monday (Dec. 8) by the ACC.

Anderson, who shared this week’s honor with Notre Dame’s Jerian Grant, averaged 18.5 points and seven rebounds as No. 6/5 Virginia posted road wins at then-No. 21 Maryland (76-65) and VCU (74-57).

Anderson tallied 16 points and six rebounds in the ACC/Big Ten Challenge win at Maryland. Anderson added a season-high 21 points and eight rebounds in the 17-point win at VCU. Anderson was 6-7 from the field, including 3-4 from 3-point range, and was a perfect 6-6 from the charity stripe against the Rams. Anderson sparked Virginia’s second-best field goal shooting performance (68.3%) in school history at VCU.

The 6-6, 228-pound Anderson has led Virginia in scoring in seven of nine games, and is averaging career highs in points (15.8), rebounds (5.8), field goal percentage (57%), 3-point percentage (58.8%) and free-throw percentage (80%). He ranks second in the ACC in 3-point percentage and eighth in scoring.

The Cavaliers (9-0) return to action against Cleveland State (4-4) on Thursday, Dec. 21. Tipoff at John Paul Jones Arena is set for 7 p.m.

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