Marvin Bagley III Grabs Eighth ACC Weekly Honor

For the sixth time this season, Duke freshman Marvin Bagley III has been named the ACC Rookie of the Week. Bagley averaged 23.0 points and 12.5 rebounds in a pair of conference games last week for the fourth-ranked Blue Devils.

Bagley, who leads the conference with eight ACC weekly awards this season (two Players of the Week and six Rookie honors) scored 16 points with 11 rebounds and three steals in Tuesday’s 84-70 win at Wake Forest. The freshman followed that with 30 points and 14 boards in Saturday’s 65-63 setback to No. 2 Virginia.

Saturday’s performance was his ACC-leading (and ACC freshman record) sixth 30-point effort. Bagley was 13-of-18 from the field, made a pair of three-pointers and pulled down 14 rebounds for his 17th double-double, extending Duke’s freshman record. Bagley shared this week’s ACC Rookie of the Week honor with Miami’s Lonnie Walker.

The 6-foot-11 native of Phoenix, Ariz., leads the ACC in double-doubles and is second nationally. For the week, he shot .630 from the field (17-for-27) and was 10-for-14 at the free throw line. Bagley is the ACC’s leading scorer (22.0) and rebounder (11.6), and the nation’s only player averaging 22.0+ points and 11.0+ rebounds.

The Blue Devils continue their stranglehold on the ACC’s weekly awards, earning at least one honor in nine of this season’s 12 weeks. The ACC has handed out 27 weekly awards in 2017-18, and Duke has an ACC-leading 13, followed by three each for Miami and North Carolina. Over the last four-plus seasons, Duke has had an ACC Rookie of the Week in 41 of a possible 80 weeks, and Bagley is one of 11 different Blue Devils to have won the award at least once in that time.

No. 4 Duke (18-3, 6-3) hosts Notre Dame at 7 p.m. on ESPN’s Big Monday.

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)

Grayson Allen
Player of the Week (11/20)

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