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Duke Basketball: ACC Recognizes Zion Williamson

Courtesy Chris Summerville

Zion Williamson has earned ACC Freshman of the Week accolades again for the third time this season. ACC weekly honors are determined by a vote of a 15-member media panel and are announced on Mondays throughout the regular season.

Williamson scored a team-best 62 points over a pair of ACC games, setting the Duke single-game freshman scoring record with 35 points on Monday versus Syracuse and following with 27 in Saturday’s win over No. 4 Virginia.

The Spartanburg, South Carolina, freshman recorded his eighth double-double in versus Syracuse with 10 rebounds and four blocks to go with his 35 points in a career-best 44 minutes. Williamson’s 35 points broke the Duke freshman record of 34 previously held by J.J. Redick and Marvin Bagley III.

Williamson was 10-for-16 from the field in Saturday’s win, scoring 27 points with nine rebounds, two steals, one block and one assist in 38 minutes. For the week, was 22-for-36 (.611) from the field with 19 rebounds, five blocks and three steals. Williamson’s two career 30-point efforts this season have each come in ACC play.