Georgia Tech's Favors Named ACC Rookie Of Year

Georgia Tech's Derrick Favors has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference rookie of the year for the 2009-10 season.

Favors earned 45 of 53 votes from members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association in results released Tuesday. The 6-foot-10 freshman averaged 11.9 points and 8.4 rebounds this season to lead all league freshmen in scoring, rebounding, double-doubles, blocked shots and shooting percentage.

Favors is the 11th Georgia Tech player to win the award and first since Chris Bosh did it in 2003. No other school has more than eight winners of the award.

Favors was named rookie of the week four times this season.

Maryland's Jordan Williams was second with six votes after helping the Terrapins earn a share of the league's regular-season title.

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