Hansbrough, Singleton Earn ACC Men's Basketball Weekly Honors
Dec. 15, 2008
GREENSBORO, N.C. - North Carolina's Tyler Hansbrough has been named ACC Player of the Week, while Florida State's Chris Singleton earned ACC Rookie honors.
In earning ACC Player of the Week honors for the 10th time in his career, Hansbrough scored a game-high 26 points and added nine rebounds, a blocked shot and two steals in North Carolina's 100-84 win over Oral Roberts Saturday in Chapel Hill. In producing his 60th career game of 20-or-more points, the Poplar Bluff, Mo., senior was nine-of-18 from the field and seven-of-eight at the free throw line as the top-ranked Tar Heels ran their record to 9-0 with the win.
Hansbrough's 10 ACC Player of the Week selections are the fourth-most in ACC history. Duke's J.J. Redick (2003-06) and UNC's Antawn Jamison (1996-98) are tied for first with 12 ACC Player of the Week selections, while Wake Forest's Tim Duncan (1994-97) is third with 11. NC State's David Thompson (1973-75) is fifth with nine selections.
Singleton scored 11 points and pulled down three rebounds in 31 minutes of action as Florida State posted a 62-57 road win at Georgia State Saturday. In earning the award for the first time this season, the Dunwoody, Ga., freshman made good on four-of-five from the floor and added one blocked shot in the Seminoles third road win of the season. Singleton is currently third among all ACC freshmen in rebounding (7.6) and fifth in scoring (9.8).