UVA’s De’Andre Hunter named ACC Basketball Player of the Week
ACC weekly honors are determined by a vote of a 15-member media panel and are announced on Mondays throughout the regular season.
The Cavaliers’ Hunter was named the Battle 4 Atlantis Tournament Most Valuable Player after averaging 19.3 points, 7.7 rebounds and 3.3 assists as No. 4 Virginia (6-0) captured the title. The Philadelphia native tallied 20 points and nine rebounds to lead Virginia past No. 25 Wisconsin 53-46 in the championship game. That performance came after he matched a career high with 23 points and added six rebounds in the Cavaliers’ 66-59 win over Dayton in the semifinals.
Hunter flirted with a triple-double with 15 points, eight rebounds and career-high nine assists in UVA’s 74-52 win over Middle Tennessee in the quarterfinals. He shot .618 percent from the floor (21-of-34) and 81.3 percent from the free throw line (13-of 16) in the tournament.
North Carolina’s White averaged 22.7 points while shooting .513 from the floor – and .560 from 3-point range – in a 2-1 week for the Tar Heels. The Goldsboro, North Carolina, native scored 16 points in win over Saint Francis, had 33 points in a loss to Texas and 19 points and a season-high eight assists in a win over No. 17 UCLA.
White’s 33 points versus Texas are the third-most ever by a Tar Heel freshman and the most since 2011. The 6-foot-5 guard connected on seven 3-pointers against the Longhorns, the second most by a UNC freshman. His 19 points against UCLA were also a team high.
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