Florida State's Michael Snaer, Duke's Austin Rivers Earn Weekly ACC Basketball Honors
Jan. 23, 2012
GREENSBORO, N.C. - Florida State's Michael Snaer has been named ACC Player of the Week and Duke's Austin Rivers was selected ACC Rookie of the Week.
In becoming the second-straight Seminole to earn Player of the Week honors, Snaer scored 14 points in Saturday's 76-73 win over fourth-ranked Duke, including the game-winning 3-point basket at the buzzer snapping the Blue Devils' 45-game homecourt win streak. Earlier in the week, the Moreno Valley, Calif., junior had 19 points with two assists, two blocks and two steals in an 84-70 win over Maryland in Tallahassee Tuesday. In the two games, Snaer averaged 16.5 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists while shooting an even 50 percent (12-of-24) from the floor.
In earning the rookie award for the fourth time this season, Rivers averaged 19.5 points and 3. 5 rebounds per game as Duke split a pair of contests against Wake Forest and Florida State. The Winter Park, Fla., native came off the bench to score 20 points in Thursday's 91-73 win over the Demon Deacons. Rivers posted a game-high 19 points and added four rebounds in Saturday's loss to Florida State. For the week, Rivers was 13-of-27 (.481) from the field, 5-of-9 (.556) and 8-of-10 (.800) from the foul line.