Dec. 9, 2002
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s Chris Bosh, who added two more “double-doubles” to his collegiate resume this past week, was tabbed as the ACC Rookie of the Week by a voting panel of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
It is the second time in as many weeks that Bosh has won the honor.
The 6-10, 210-pound freshman from Lancaster, Texas, scored 16 points and pulled down 12 rebounds in a 64-63 loss to No. 20 Minnesota and had 12 points to go along with 11 rebounds against Marist in Tech’s 67-53 win on Saturday. For the week, Bosh made 10-of-17 field goal attempts, seven of his 23 rebounds came on offense, and he added 6 assists, 4 blocks and 4 steals.
Bosh leads Tech and ranks sixth in the ACC in scoring average (17.2 points per game) and leads the conference in rebounding (11.8 per game).
Wake Forest’s Josh Howard, who scored a career-high 31 points, grabbed nine rebounds, and handed out three assists in the Demon Deacons’ 90-80 win at 23rd-ranked Wisconsin Wednesday night, has been named the ACC Player of the Week. The win sealed the Commissioner’s Cup for the ACC and the Deacons were the only team in the nine-game event to win on the road. Howard, a 6-6, senior forward from Winston-Salem, N.C., made 12-of-19 shots against the Badgers, including 3-of-5 from three-point range.