Syracuse freshman Malachi Richardson named ACC Rookie of the Week

Syracuse freshman Malachi Richardson has been named ACC Rookie of the Week.

SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Earlier today, Syracuse freshman Malachi Richardson was named Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week.

Richardson averaged 18.5 points and 4.0 rebounds per game against No. 20 Duke and No. 13 Virginia. He played 37 minutes against the Blue Devils, and all 40 against the Cavaliers. 

The Orange went 1-1 in those games. 

Malachi shot 42% (13-for-31) from the field this week, including 9-of-16 (56%) from 3-point range. 

On the season, the 6-foot-6 forward is averaging 13.4 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, which are both good for third best on the team. In conference play, Richardson leads the team with 15.5 points per game. 

Tyler Lydon took home ACC Rookie of the Week honors earlier this season after three big performances in the Bahamas. 

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