Jan. 31, 2011
ATLANTA – Georgia Tech’s Iman Shumpert has been selected as the ACC Player of the Week, and North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes was named the ACC Rookie of the Week following their outstanding performances.
Shumpert recorded the fourth triple-double in Georgia Tech history and 26th in ACC annals, when he had 22 points, 12 rebounds and 11 assists in the Yellow Jackets’ 72-57 victory over Virginia Tech last Tuesday evening in Atlanta. The 6-5 Oak Park, Ill., junior also had seven steals in the win. Five days later, Shumpert had 12 points, three assists and three steals in a 74-63 loss to Maryland Sunday night.
The 6-5 junior from Oak Park, Ill., ranks sixth in the ACC in scoring average, sixth in field goal percentage seventh in steals, fifth in free throw percentage and first in steals. His triple-double was the first for a Tech player in an ACC game.
Barnes scored a season-high 25 points on 10-of-16 shooting from the field in North Carolina’s 84-64 win over NC State Saturday. The Ames, Iowa, freshman had 12 first-half points, including 11 of the Tar Heels’ first 13. Earlier in the week, Barnes had 13 points and two steals in a 74-71 win at Miami. He connected on the Tar Heels’ last two field goals, including a game-winning three-pointer from the corner as the shot clock expired with 6.6 seconds remaining for the win.