After helping Pitt to three wins last week, and averaging 21.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 4.0 steals, Lamar Patterson was named ACC Player of the Week.
He's the first Pittsburgh player of record to be named Player of the Week by the ACC. The last time a Pitt player earned a weekly honor was Feb. 6, 2012, when Trey Woodall was named Big East Player of the Week.<. /p>
In addition to averaging 21.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 4.0 steals in three wins last week, Patterson shot 56.8 percent (21-37) from the floor, 47.1 percent (8-17) from 3-point range and converted 83.3 percent (15-18) of his free throw attempts. His assist:turnover ratio on the week was 8.00.
Patterson set his career-high for scoring in back-to-back games at the Legends Classic. He finished with a career-high 23 points (8-13 FG), hit 4-7 3-pointers, dished out four assists and registered a career-high tying five steals vs. Texas Tech on Nov. 25. The next night against Stanford on Nov. 26, he scored a career-high 24 points (6-10 FG), hit 6-10 3-pointers, converted 9-11 free throws, dished out six assists in leading Pitt to an 88-67 win. On Saturday against Duquesne, Patterson finished with 18 points (7-14 FG), six assists and a career-high five steals.
On the year, Patterson leads the Panthers in both scoring (17.1 ppg.) and assists (38). He is shooting 50 percent (39-78) from the floor and 44.1 percent (15-34) from 3-point range.