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Dec. 6, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Virginia's Mike Scott has been named the ACC Player of the Week, while Duke's Kyrie Irving was tabbed the ACC Rookie of the Week following their outstanding performances this past week.
Scott had back-to-back double-doubles in road wins over No. 15 Minnesota (Nov. 29) and Virginia Tech (Dec. 5) last week. The 6-8, 242-pound senior forward from Chesapeake, Va., averaged 19.0 points and 12.5 rebounds in the two games. For the week, Scott was 15-of-29 (.518) from the field and seven-of-nine (.778) from the free throw line. In Virginia's win at Minnesota, he tallied 17 points and had a game-high 12 rebounds to go along with three assists. In Sunday's 57-54 win at Virginia Tech in the ACC opener for both teams, Scott scored 21 points and had a game-high 13 rebounds.
In earning his third ACC Rookie of the Week honor, Irving averaged 26.0 points, 4.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.5 steals per game in wins over No. 6 Michigan State and Butler. The West Orange, N.J., native was 14-of-22 (.636) from the field, including 5-of-9 (.556) from three-point range, and 19-of-22 (.864) from the free throw line. Irving opened the week with a 31-point, six-rebound, four-assist effort in an 84-79 win over the Spartans. In Saturday's 82-70 win over Butler, a rematch of last year's National Championship game, Irving had 21 points, two rebounds and two assists.