March 7, 2011
Greensboro, N.C. – Georgia Tech’s Iman Shumpert has been selected as the ACC Player of the Week, his second honors this season, while North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes and Kendall Marshall share ACC Rookie of the Week honors following their outstanding performances this past week.
Shumpert averaged 21.5 points, 5.5 rebounds, 5.5 steals and 3.5 assists as Georgia Tech closed out the regular season with a pair of ACC wins. The Oak Park, Ill., junior opened the week with a 24-point, eight-rebound, six-steal and three-assist effort in an 80-54 win at Wake Forest. He followed that with 19 points, three rebounds, four assists and five steals as Tech rallied past Miami, 66-57, in its final home game Sunday.
The 6-5 junior is bidding to become just the fourth player in ACC history to lead his team in scoring, rebounding, assists and steals. He also earned the ACC’s weekly honor on Jan. 31.
Barnes averaged 18.0 points and 4.5 rebounds as North Carolina captured the league’s regular-season championship with wins over Florida State and Duke. The Ames, Iowa, native hit the game-winning 3-pointer with 3.1 seconds to play in the Tar Heels’ 72-70 win at Florida State. In Saturday’s 81-67 win over the fourth-ranked Blue Devils, he had a team-high 18 points and five rebounds.
Marshall averaged 11.0 points, 9.5 assists and 3.0 rebounds in wins over Florida State and Duke. Against the fourth-ranked Blue Devils, the Dumfries, Va., freshman had 15 points and 11 assists while committing just two turnovers in 36 minutes. Earlier in the week, he had seven points and eight assists in a two-point win at Florida State.