Georgia Tech’s Derrick Favors took ACC rookie of the week honors for the third time this season. The 6-foot-10 forward from South Atlanta averaged 12.0 points and 7.5 rebounds while Tech lost to Duke Thursday and beat N.C. State on Saturday.
Favors had 16 points, eight rebounds and three blocks in Tech’s 73-71 over the Wolfpack. In his past two games he made 10-of-12 (.833) field goals.
Favors is tied with Wake Forest’s C.J. Harris for the ACC lead in scoring by a rookie (11.3 points per game). He leads all ACC rookies in rebounding (8.5) and double-doubles (7).