Feb. 10, 2003
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech freshman point guard Jarrett Jack who averaged 17.5 points and 5.5 assists in two games last week, has been selected as the ACC Rookie of the Week. It is the first such honor for him this season. His teammate, Chris Bosh, has been honored four times.
For the week, the 6-3, 185-pound Fort Washingtoon, Md., product hit 12 of 18 shots from the floor, including two-of-three from three-point range and nine-of-14 from the free throw. In Sunday’s 90-84 win over eighth-ranked Maryland, Jack scored a career-high 20 points, including six of Tech’s last eight points in the final minute. He banked in a three-point shot with 39 seconds left after Maryland had pulled to within 82-80, then added three free throws after that to help seal the win. Jack also had eight assists in the game.
At Clemson, Jack led Tech scorers with 15 points, hitting 6-of-9 shots from the floor, and three assists in the Jackets’ 69-67 loss.
Jack, who ranks fifth in the ACC with 6.0 assists per game, is averaging 15.0 points in his last four games, and has scored 11.2 points in conference games this season. Tech next plays at NC State, Wednesday night at 9 p.m. in Raleigh.
Virginia senior center Travis Watson, who turned in back-to-back double-doubles as the Cavaliers posted wins over eighth-ranked Maryland and NC State, has been tabbed as the ACC Player of the Week. In earning the award for the second time this season, Watson scored 30 points, grabbed 24 rebounds and had eight steals in the two games. In addition, the 6-8, 255-pound Brookneal, Va., senior shot 50 percent (13-for-26) from the field and had six assists and one blocked shot. In the Cavaliers’ 86-78 victory at Maryland, Watson scored 15 points and had a game-high 10 rebounds. In Virginia’s 61-58 win over North Carolina State Sunday, Watson scored a team-high 15 points and had a game-high 14 rebounds. Watson has 11 double-doubles in points and rebounds this season, and 49 in his collegiate career.