Atlantic Coast Conference Announces Basketball Players of the Week
Pitt’s Young, Florida State’s Isaac earn recognition
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) – Pitt’s Michael Young has been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week for the second consecutive week, while Florida State’s Jonathan Isaac earned Freshman of the Week honors.
Young averaged 23.3 points, 7.3 rebounds, 2.0 assists and 1.0 blocks per game as Pitt went 2-1 in the 2K Classic benefiting Wounded Warrior Project. He shot 54.8 percent (23-of-42) from the field, including 50.0 percent (3-of-6) from 3-point range, and 91.3 percent (21-of-23) from the foul line.
Young tallied 18 points, seven rebounds and an assist in just 15 minutes of action Monday against Gardner-Webb. He added 22 points, eight rebounds and three assists in a loss to SMU at Madison Square Garden. Young closed the week with a career-high 30 points, seven rebounds, two assists and three blocks in a come-from-behind win over Marquette. He was 11-of-20 from the field and 7-of-7 from the foul line as Pitt overcame a 15-point second-half deficit. Young tallied 19 points on 8-of-11 shooting in the second half, including a string of 12 straight Pitt points to help tie the game at 59-59 with 10:20 remaining. His 3-pointer at the 5:37 mark game the Panthers a 71-69 lead.
Isaac averaged 16.0 points, 7.0 rebounds, shot .455 from the 3-point line, totaled four assists, three blocked shots and three steals as Florida State won three games last week to improve to 4-0 for the first time since the 2013-14 season. Isaac made a team-leading 18 field goals, including five 3-point shots, earned the first double-double of his career and played an average of 24.3 minutes per game as Florida State defeated Iona, Winthrop and Detroit Mercy.
Isaac earned the first 20-point scoring game of his career with a 20-point, six-rebound, two-steal and one-blocked shot performance in Florida State’s 99-78 win over Iona to open the week. He led the team in scoring while shooting 6-of-8 from the floor and 6-of-7 from the line. He earned his first career double-double of 14 points and 10 rebounds as Florida State defeated Detroit Mercy 100-71. He shot 7-of-12 from the field (.583), totaled two assists, one blocked shot and one steal in the win. His 10 rebounds ranked as the team and game high as Florida State hit the 100-point plateau for the first of two times during the week.
Isaac totaled 14 points on five made field goals and three made 3-point field goals as Florida State defeated Winthrop, 100-86. He scored eight first half points and six in the second half and has scored in double figures in each of the first four games of his Seminole career.
ACC basketball weekly honors are determined by a vote of a 15-member media panel.