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Jan. 2, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. – NC State’s Lorenzo Brown has been named ACC Player of the Week, while Duke’s Quinn Cook was selected ACC Rookie of the Week.
Brown averaged 19.0 points, 8.0 assists and 5.5 rebounds in leading the Wolfpack to 2-0 record last week with victories over Campbell, 87-81, and Western Carolina, 82-55. The Roswell, Ga., sophomore shot 63 percent (12-of-19) from the floor and 88 percent (14-of-16) from the free-throw line. In Thursday’s win over Campbell, Brown had 24 points, eight assists and eight steals. Two nights later, he had 14 points and eight assists in only 28 minutes against Western Carolina.
In earning the rookie award for a second-straight week, Cook averaged 11.0 points, 8.5 assists and 2.5 rebounds as Duke moved to 12-1 on the year with a pair of non-conference wins. The Bowie, Md., freshman had 17 assists with no turnovers in the two games. In Friday’s 110-70 victory over Western Michigan, Cook had a career-high 16 points, eight assists and four rebounds. Two nights later, he finished with six points and a career-high nine assists in a 85-55 victory over Pennsylvania.