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Wendell Carter Jr. Named ACC Rookie of the Week

Wendell Carter Jr. | Photo: Chris Summerville

Duke freshman Wendell Carter Jr. has earned ACC Rookie of the Week accolades for the second time this season. Carter had a career night in just 18 minutes of action versus Evansville, logging collegiate highs in points (27), field goals (nine) and 3-pointers (four) in the Blue Devils’ 104-40 victory.

Carter was 9-of-15 from the field, 4-of-7 from long range and knocked down all five free throws for his 27 points that led four Blue Devils in double figures. The 6-10 Atlanta native also had five rebounds to go with one assist and one blocked shot. Duke’s 64-point margin of victory was tied for the seventh-largest in school history, while Evansville’s 40 points marked the 10th time under head coach Mike Krzyzewski that an opponent scored 40 or fewer.

For the season, Carter is one of five players on the Duke roster averaging double-figure points (13.7).

ACC Rookie of the Week honors are determined by a vote of a 15-member media panel.