North Carolina’s Tyler Hansbrough was named ACC Player of the Week while Wake Forest’s Jeff Teague garnered ACC Rookie of the Week honors.
In earning the league’s player of the week award for the fifth time this season, Hansbrough averaged 20.0 points and 13.5 rebounds in a pair of conference wins. The Poplar Bluff, Mo., junior opened the week with an 18-point, six-rebound and two-steal effort in Thursday’s 91-69 win over Boston College. On Sunday, in an 84-73 overtime win at Florida State, Hansbrough had 22 points and a career-high 21 rebounds, including eight points in overtime. Hansbrough currently leads the ACC in scoring (21.8) and rebounding (10.4).
In earning the league’s rookie award for the second time this season, Teague averaged 22.0 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists as Wake Forest split a pair of conference games. The Indianapolis, Ind., freshman scored a season-high 27 points (the most for any Deacon player this season) in Wake Forest's 70-68 defeat of Miami on Tuesday, finishing 9-for-14 from the floor, including a 5-for-6 mark from beyond the arc. In Saturday’s 67-65 loss at NC State, Teague had 17 points, three assists, five rebounds and three steals.