Virginia Tech's Malcolm Delaney and Miami's Durand Scott Earn ACC Basketball Honors
March 8, 2010
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Virginia Tech’s Malcolm Delaney and Miami’s Durand Scott received the final Atlantic Coast Conference weekly honors of the 2009-10 season on Monday. Delaney received the nod as ACC Player of the Week, while Scott earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors.
The ACC Player of the Week honor is the first of the season and the career second for the Hokies’ Delaney, a junior guard from Baltimore, Md. The Hurricanes’ Scott, a native of New York, was named ACC Rookie of the Week for the fourth time.
Delaney led the Hokies to a pair of victories to help Virginia Tech clinch a bye in the first round of the upcoming ACC Tournament. On Wednesday night, Delaney scored 21 points to lead the Hokies past NC State in their home finale. Delaney shot 6-for-12 from the field, including 3-for-6 from 3-point range. He made all six free throw attempts and also had two assists. In the regular season finale win at Georgia Tech on Saturday, Delaney led all scorers with a season-high-tying 32 points and nine assists. Delaney went 4-of-7from 3-point range and was 14-17 from the line while playing all 40 minutes.
Miami’s Scott averaged a team-best 21.5 points, 5.0 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.0 steal per game for the Hurricanes last week, shooting 64.0 percent from the field, 42.9 percent from long range and a perfect 100 percent from the charity stripe (8-8). Scott scored a career- and game-high 29 points– the second-highest scoring production by an ACC freshman this season, converting a career-high 11-15 field goals (.733), a career-high 3-5 three-pointers (.600) and all four free throw attempts, while grabbing five rebounds, a pair of steals and an assist in his first trip to Chapel Hill.
He became the first Miami freshman since Guillermo Diaz in 2003-04 to post multiple 20-point games in his rookie campaign and is the only ACC freshman with two of the league’s top-five scoring performances by a freshman this season. Scott added a game-high 14 points, five rebounds, a steal and an assist in the regular-season finale versus Florida State, shooting 50 percent from the field and hitting all four of his free throw attempts.