Jan. 10, 2005
ATLANTA – Anthony Morrow, a 6-5 freshman on Georgia Tech’s ninth-ranked basketball team from Charlotte, N.C., has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week for his performances in the Yellow Jackets two ACC victories over Miami and Virginia last week.
Morrow help picked up the slack in the absence of injured B.J. Elder, averaging 13.0 points in the two victories, going 7-of-14 from the floor and 6-of-12 from three-point range. The freshman scored 11 points in a career-high 24 minutes against Miami, hitting 4 of 8 shots (3-of-6 from three) with two rebounds and an assist. Against Virginia, he scored 13 points despite playing just 14 minutes due to foul trouble, hitting 3 of 6 three-point shots and 4 of 4 free throws. He also grabbed a season-high 5 rebounds and blocked two shots.
Morrow is shooting 46.5 percent from three-point range this season, which ranks fifth in the ACC.
Miami’s Guillermo Diaz averaged 26.5 points, 6.0 rebounds 2.0 assists and 2.0 steals in two conference games last week to earn ACC Player of the Week honors. A 6-2, 186-pound guard, Diaz hit on 18-of-35 (.514) from the floor, including 8-of-18 (.444) from three-point range as the Hurricanes opened league play with a 1-1 record. Diaz led the Hurricanes to their first ACC win a 67-66 victory over 24th-ranked NC State Sunday, totaling a game-high 26 points, six rebounds, two assists, one block and one steal. Earlier in the week, the San Juan, Puerto Rico sophomore had a game-high 27 points to go with six rebounds and three steals in a 80-69 loss at ninth-ranked Georgia Tech. Diaz has scored in double-figures in 11 consecutive games and his 17.2 points per game average ranks sixth in the ACC in scoring.