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Miles Kelly Named ACC Player of the Week

Greensboro, N.C. – Georgia Tech sophomore Miles Kelly, who scored 51 points in leading the Yellow Jackets to a pair of road victories in the final week of the regular season last week, has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week. Duke center Kyle Filipowski picked up the ACC Rookie of the Week award for the ninth time this season.

Continuing a hot streak that dates back five games, Kelly led Tech to its first two road victories of the season in the final week of the regular season, 96-76 at Syracuse and 73-65 at Boston College. The 6-6 guard scored a career-high 30 points in the Yellow Jackets win at Syracuse, hitting 10 of 19 shots from the floor and 7-of-14 from three-point range, all career highs, in a game the Jackets ran away with in the second half. He followed that performance by scoring 21 points at Boston College, hitting 7-of-14 from the floor and 5-of-11 from three-point range. In that game, he made a pair of threes to start an 11-0 run to rally the Jackets back from a 55-46 deficit, then added another from NBA range to give the Jackets the lead for good, 66-63 with 1:46 to go.

For the week, Kelly averaged 25.5 points, hitting 17-of-33 shots from the floor (51.5 percent) and 12-of-25 from three-point range (48 percent). Over his last six games, the Stone Mountain, Ga., native has averaged 20.2 points while connecting 49.4 percent of his shots from the floor and 45.9 percent of his three-point tries.

The Yellow Jackets (14-17, 6-14 ACC) has the No. 13 seed in the ACC Tournament and will begin play at 2 p.m. Tuesday against Florida State at the Greensboro Coliseum.

ACC men’s basketball weekly honors are determined by a vote of a 15-member media panel and announced on Mondays throughout the regular season.

A native of Westtown, New York, Filipowski averaged 16.5 points and 13.5 rebounds per game as Duke defeated Triangle rivals NC State and North Carolina last week. Filipowski posted double-doubles in each contest, with 11 points and 14 rebounds in the Tuesday win over NC State, and followed that a monster 22-point, 13-rebound effort at North Carolina. Filipowski was 14-of-17 at the free throw line for the week (7-of-9 vs. NC State and 7-of-8 vs. UNC), including 4-of-5 in the game’s closing minutes at UNC to ice the win. The 20-point game at UNC was his fourth this season and marked his team-leading 27th double-figure scoring effort in 31 games. Filipowski’s 14 double-doubles are tied for fourth most by a Duke freshman (matching the number posted by Zion Williamson, Jabari Parker and Gene Banks), while his 122 free throws made are ninth most by a Duke freshman.

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