Favors Named ACC Rookie of the Week

Feb. 8, 2010

ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s Derrick Favors has been named Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week, while Maryland’s Greivis Vasquez has been named ACC Player of the Week by a panel of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

In earning the Rookie of the Week award for the third time this season, Favors averaged 12.0 points and 7.5 rebounds as the Jackets split a pair of ACC games. In Wednesday’s 86-67 loss at No. 9 Duke, Favors had eight points, seven rebounds, one blocked shot and a steal. In Saturday’s 73-71 win over NC State, the Atlanta, Ga., freshman had 16 points, eight rebounds and three blocked shots. For the week, Favors made good on 10-of-12 (.833) field goal attempts.

Favors leads all ACC freshmen in scoring (11.5 points per game), rebounding (8.5 pg), blocked shots (2.0 pg)and field goal percentage (.598).

In earning the Player of the Week Award for the second time this season and for the sixth time in his career, Vasquez averaged 24.5 points, 9.0 assists and 6.0 rebounds as the Terps moved into sole possession of second place in the ACC with a pair of conference wins.

The Caracas, Venezuela, product led the Terps in points (23), rebounds (7) and assists (7) in a 71-67 road win at Florida State on Thursday. Three days later, Vasquez turned in his 11th career double-double with 26 points and 11 assists in a 92-71 victory over visiting North Carolina. Against the Tar Heels, the 6-6, 200-pound, senior guard was 6-for-11 from 3-point range and had five rebounds and a steal in 35 minutes.

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