Ingram Named ACC Rookie of the Week

Duke freshman Brandon Ingram has been named ACC Rookie of the Week for the second time in as many weeks the program and conference announced on Monday.

DURHAM, N.C. – After another week in which he was a major catalyst for the Blue Devils on both ends of the floor, Duke freshman Brandon Ingram was once again voted ACC Rookie of the Week on Monday by a panel of media who cover the league.

 

The honor is Ingram’s third of the season, and his second in as many weeks.

 

The Kinston, N.C., native was a force on both ends of the floor as Duke won twice on the week, averaging 16.5 points, 7.0 rebounds, 2.5 assists, 2.0 steals and 5.0 blocks per game in victories over Wake Forest and Virginia Tech. He shot 45.0 percent from the floor and 45.5 percent from beyond the arc in an average of 38.0 minutes over the two contests.

 

Ingram started the week with a 17-point effort in Duke’s win at Wake Forest on Wednesday, bolstered by a 5-of-6 effort from the free throw line. He blocked four shots and picked up three steals – both game highs – in the win over the Demon Deacons.

 

In Saturday’s win over Virginia Tech, Ingram scored an efficient 16 points, going 4-of-7 from the field and 3-of-6 from long distance, and tallied nine rebounds. Perhaps most impressively, he blocked a season-high six shots to tie for the sixth-most in a game by a Duke freshman. The six blocks also matched the most by an ACC player in a game this season.

 

Ingram is averaging a conference-best 3.33 blocks per game in ACC play, and ranks eighth in the league in overall competition with an average of 1.7 blocks per outing.

 

For the season, Ingram averaged 16.4 points, 6.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks, which makes him the lone freshman in Division I to eclipse the 16/6/1.5 combination in points, rebounds and blocks.

 

No. 9/6 Duke will be back in action Wednesday, visiting Clemson to begin a stretch that will see the Blue Devils play three games in six days. Tip-off is set for 7 p.m. ET and the game will be televised on ESPN2.


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