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Duke Sweeps ACC Weekly Awards

The ACC announced Grayson Allen and Brandon Ingram had been named player and newcomer of the week on Monday.

DURHAM, N.C. – Following stellar performances in a 3-0 week for the Blue Devils, Duke’s Grayson Allen and Brandon Ingram were named ACC Player of the Week and ACC Rookie of the Week, respectively, on Monday by a panel of media who cover the league.

 

The awards mark the second of the season for both Allen and Ingram.

 

Allen was a major catalyst for Duke in wins over Elon, Long Beach State and Boston College, averaging team highs of 22.3 points and 5.3 assists while sharing the team lead with an average of 2.0 steals per game. He added 5.3 rebounds per game, shot .526 from the floor and was 24-of-27 (.889) from the free throw line for an average of 9.0 free throw attempts per game. He also had a sparkling 3.2 assist-to-turnover ratio on the week.

 

The Jacksonville, Fla., native opened the week against Elon on Dec. 28 by tying his career high with three steals and handing out a game-high five assists to go along with 17 points.

 

Duke’s win over Long Beach State on Dec. 30 saw Allen go for a career-high 33 points, marking his ACC-best third 30-point game of the season. He set career highs with 15 free throws made and 17 free throw attempts, while also matching his career best with six assists. He was 8-of-15 (.533) from the field against the 49ers, adding five rebounds and turning the ball over just once.

 

Allen played 39 minutes in Saturday’s win at Boston College in Duke’s ACC opener, narrowly missing a double-double with 17 points and nine rebounds. He shared game-high honors with nine boards and five assists, while once again tying his career high with three steals. It was an efficient evening for Allen, who was 5-of-8 (.625) from the floor and 7-of-8 from the line.

 

For the season, Allen averages 20.6 points, 5.4 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game. He logs a team-high 33.9 minutes per contest.

 

Ingram played 106 of a possible 120 minutes in a 3-0 week for Duke, averaging 21.7 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game. He shot .521 from the floor, .409 from outside the arc and .750 from the free throw line on the week.

 

Against Elon on Dec. 28, Ingram was 11-of-16 from the floor en route to tying his career high with 26 points. He also added 11 rebounds to mark both his second double-double and second 20/10 game of the season, while also adding three steals. He was 3-of-6 from outside the arc against Elon.

 

After a 14-point, five-rebound, two-steal effort in a win over Long Beach State on Dec. 30, Ingram was sensational in the first true road game of his career, a win at Boston College on Saturday. He was 9-of-18 from the floor and 4-of-9 from long distance on his way to 25 points against the Eagles, nearly posting his second double-double of the week with nine rebounds to share game-high honors with Grayson Allen.

 

The Kinston, N.C., native played all 40 minutes against BC, chipping in with three assists and a steal in the 81-64 victory.

 

On the season, Ingram averages 16.4 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 30.1 minutes per game. He is shooting .483 from the floor and .373 from outside the arc. He has eclipsed the 20-point mark six times on the season.

 

No. 14/10 Duke will be back in action Wednesday, visiting Wake Forest to wrap up a two-game road swing to start ACC play. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET and the game will be televised on ESPNU.


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