ACC Women’s Basketball: Player and Rookie of the Week Honorees Named For Dec. 21

Louisville’s Hines-Allen and North Carolina’s Watts honored

GREENSBORO, N.C. ( – Louisville sophomore forward Myisha Hines-Allen has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Women’s Basketball Player of the Week, while North Carolina freshman guard Stephanie Watts earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors, as announced Monday afternoon by the conference office and voted upon by the Blue Ribbon Panel. 

Hines-Allen averaged team highs of 18.3 points and 10.7 rebounds, while shooting 75.8 percent from the floor in a 3-0 week, which included wins against Dartmouth, Tennessee Tech and College of Charleston. She started the week with an incredibly efficient double-double, producing 13 points and 10 rebounds, with a career-best four steals, in just 13 minutes of action against Dartmouth.

The Montclair, New Jersey, native narrowly missed her third-consecutive double-double, totaling 20 points and eight rebounds, with two steals on the road at Tennessee Tech. It was the sophomore’s seventh game, third this season, with at least 20 points. Hines-Allen capped the weekend with another double-double, 22 points and 14 rebounds, at College Charleston.  She connected on 10-of-11 field goals (.909), a mark that is tied for sixth-best nationally for a single-game field goal percentage this season.

Watts averaged 17.0 points, 7.0 rebounds and 2.7 blocks in leading North Carolina to a 2-1 record last week. 

Watts best game of the week featured the second double-double of the year for the 5-11 guard. She recorded 21 points and 10 rebounds and registered a season-high six blocks in a victory over USC Upstate. She followed that performance up with made five 3-pointers, and 17 points and seven rebounds in a come-from-behind victory over Southern Miss on Sunday in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina.

For the week, the Wesley Chapel, North Carolina native made 11 three-pointers and shot 42.9 percent from behind the arc, with nine made triples combined against USC Upstate and Southern Miss.