Deng Named ACC Rookie of the Week

Devil freshman earns second consecutive honor from the ACC.

Duke's Luol Deng garnered his second consecutive ACC Rookie of the Week honor after guiding the Blue Devils to victories over No. 17 North Carolina and Clemson this past week.

Deng posted his fourth double-double of the season at North Carolina with 17 points and a career-high 12 rebounds in the Blue Devils' 83-81 overtime victory. In 41 minutes of action against the Tar Heels, the freshman guard/forward shot 50 percent from the floor (6 of 12) and 71 percent from the charity stripe (5 of 7) while tying a career-high five assists. He scored eight points in the final four minutes of regulation and overtime play to help Duke overcome a seven-point deficit.

Versus Clemson, the London, England native tied a career-high with 22 points on 7 of 10 shooting en route to an 81-55 victory for the Blue Devils. Deng also added seven rebounds and three steals against the Tigers.

For the week, Deng averaged 19.5 points, 9.5 rebounds, 2.5 assists and 1.5 steals while shooting 59 percent from the floor (13 of 22) and 80 percent from the free throw line (12 of 15).

Duke will next face Virginia on Wednesday, February 11 at 7:00 pm.


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