March 5, 2007
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s Javaris Crittenton was named to the All-Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball third-team Monday in voting by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
Crittenton, a 6-5 freshman from Atlanta, Ga., also was a unanimous choice of the voters for the ACC’s All-Freshman Team. He and North Carolina’s Brandan Wright each received the maximum 106 points, and the remainder of the team included Brandon Costner of NC State, Ty Lawson of North Carolina and Jon Scheyer of Duke. Tech’s Thaddeus Young was the sixth-leading vote-getter and thus earned honorable mention honors.
Crittenton has effectively taken over the Yellow Jackets’ floor leadership over the last month of the season, the driving force behind Tech’s run of seven wins in nine games since the beginning of February.
For the season, Crittenton has averaged 14.5 points and 5.7 assists per game. In ACC games only, he is the No. 2-ranked freshman in scoring (16.0 ppg, 9th among all players), No. 1 among all players in assists (5.38 per game). He is first among freshmen in steals (2.13 per game) and No. 2 in free throw percentage (84.3 pct.).
Crittenton also was named Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week Monday for the third time this season.
A 6-5 point guard, Crittenton led the Yellow Jackets to victories over 8th-ranked North Carolina and Boston College last week, which gave Tech a 20-10 overall record and the No. 6 seed in this week’s ACC Tournament in Tampa, Fla. The Atlanta, Ga., native averaged 14.5 points and 10.5 assists in the two victories, recording double-doubles in points and assists in each game. Crittenton had 13 points with 10 assists against the Tar Heels and 16 points with 11 assists against the Eagles.