March 8, 2010
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech forward Derrick Favors has been named to the Sporting News’ five-man All-Freshman team, the magazine announced Monday.
The Yellow Jackets’ 6-10 freshman, who averaged 11.9 points and 8.4 rebounds per game during the regular season, joins John Wall and DeMarcus Cousins of Kentucky, Xavier Henry of Kansas and Derrick Williams of Arizona on the SN team.
Favors leads all Atlantic Coast Conference freshmen in scoring, rebounding, field goal percentage (60.4), blocked shots (2.0) and double-doubles (8). Among all ACC players, he ranks 19th in scoring, fourth in rebounding, second in blocked shots and fourth in double-doubles.
He leads Tech in scoring, rebounding and field goal percentage (62.5 percent) in conference games. Over the last five Tech regular-season games, Favors has averaged 16.4 points and 9.6 rebounds per game.
SPORTING NEWS ALL-FRESHMAN TEAM
John Wall, Kentucky
Xavier Henry, Kansas
Derrick Favors, Georgia Tech
Derrick Williams, Arizona
DeMarcus Cousins, Kentucky