Home / Duke Basketball / Gary Trent, Jr. Earns Another ACC Weekly Honor

Gary Trent, Jr. Earns Another ACC Weekly Honor

Gary Trent Jr. | Photo: Chris Summerville

After averaging a team-best 22.0 points last week, Duke’s Gary Trent, Jr., has been named the ACC Rookie of the Week for the second time in three weeks.

Trent scored 22 in both of the Blue Devils games last week, while recording his first career double-double, in leading No. 9 Duke in an ACC win over Notre Dame and a road setback at St. John’s. Trent poured in 22 points on 6-of-10 shooting from three-point range and grabbed 10 rebounds in last Monday’s 88-66 victory over Notre Dame at Cameron Indoor Stadium. He followed that with 22 more points, shooting 5-of-7 from 3-point range in Saturday’s game versus St. John’s at Madison Square Garden.

The Notre Dame game marked the fourth time this season Trent tied the Duke freshman record by hitting six three-pointers in a game. For the week, Trent was 15-of-28 (.536) from the field, 11-of-17 (.647) from 3-point range, grabbed 12 rebounds and had two steals. Trent is currently NCAA’s leading freshman in three-point shooting (.448) and ranks second overall in the ACC. He is fifth in scoring in ACC games (18.0 ppg).

The Blue Devils continue their stranglehold on the ACC’s weekly awards, earning at least one honor in 10 of this season’s 13 weeks. The ACC has handed out 30 weekly awards in 2017-18, and Duke has an ACC-leading 14, followed by Miami’s four. Over the last four-plus seasons, Duke has had an ACC Rookie of the Week in 42 of a possible 81 weeks.

No. 9 Duke (19-4, 7-3) returns to action Thursday at No. 21 North Carolina at 8 p.m. on ESPN and the ACC Network.

Duke’s 2017-18 ACC Weekly Honors

Marvin Bagley III

co-Player of the Week (11/13)

Rookie of the Week (11/13)

Player of the Week (11/27)

Rookie of the Week (11/27)

Rookie of the Week (12/4)

Rookie of the Week (1/2)

Rookie of the Week (1/15)

co-Rookie of the Week (1/29)

Wendell Carter, Jr.

Rookie of the Week (11/20)

Rookie of the Week (12/26)

Gary Trent, Jr.

co-Player of the Week (1/22)

Rookie of the Week (1/22)

co-Rookie of the Week (2/5)

Grayson Allen

Player of the Week (11/20)