Favors named ACC rookie of the week

Georgia Tech’s Derrick Favors was named the ACC’s rookie of the week in men’s basketball for the fourth time this season.

Favors, an Atlanta native, averaged 17 points and 13.5 rebounds for the Yellow Jackets in a win against North Carolina and loss at Maryland. In the loss to the Terrapins, Favors scored a career-high 21 points and grabbed a career-high 18 rebounds.

It’s the third time in five weeks that Favors has earned the ACC honor.

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Double M

February 22nd, 2010
3:02 pm

obvious truth

February 22nd, 2010
3:05 pm

After the game Sat., there is no way he should stay another year.

Same ole, Same Ole

February 22nd, 2010
3:47 pm

In spite of Coaching by Hewitt, Favors got the award.

Shane

February 22nd, 2010
3:59 pm

Shane

February 22nd, 2010
4:16 pm

Derrick “officials-ain’t-doing-him-any” Favors

LOL Is there anything more cliche in sports than Tech fans blaming the refs?

If so I havent heard it.

charliedawg

February 22nd, 2010
5:14 pm

When did the ACC go professional? Shouldn’t it read “Freshman” of the week or am I just taking the definition of the word “rookie” too literally?

Butts Wagner

February 22nd, 2010
8:15 pm

When did the ACC go professional? Shouldn’t it read “Freshman” of the week or am I just taking the definition of the word “rookie” too literally?

You’re just really straining to make fun of the ACC here. You shouldn’t have to be ultra-pedantic to do so. Although, you raise an interesting point. Rookie refers to being new to a job, and jobs tend to be paying positions. Which leads to the old argument: should college athletes be paid? I say yes. The ACC seems to be tacitly acknowledging that their athletes are performing a job and not just competing in amateur sports.

Delbert D.

February 22nd, 2010
9:36 pm

Rookie of the week? When did he sign, and with who? I totally missed that.

GoJackets

February 22nd, 2010
10:19 pm

Favors is a beast. If he stays out of foul trouble then he is pretty much guaranteed at least a double double. Good luck in the NBA next year Derrick.

FantasTECH

February 22nd, 2010
10:53 pm

Haha Shanee is such a funny little pizza delivery boy!!! When did you get the internet in your grandma’s basement?? Haha its going to be soo fun for all the clark county trade school fans to watch all the ACC teams playing in the tourney this year. SEC SUCKS!!!! I guess we have the refs to blame for Derrick’s fourth rookie of the week award in PART of this year. There will be more to come!! And please get back to work. My pizza is late.

macrotech

February 23rd, 2010
1:23 am

Shane, I don’t know? Seems like your little mutts have been complaining about officiating ever since the pups little dance in the endzone of the UF game a couple of football seasons ago…….hmmmmm? Kind of ‘cliche’ don’t you think? Glad I could help.

J Dog

February 23rd, 2010
3:26 am

Anybody bother to look at the top 25 lately?? Three teams from the SEC and one from the ACC. Neither burning it up, but the ACC used to dominate basketball. Not anymore.

Pay attention recruits.

vidalia bubba

February 23rd, 2010
7:18 am

Won’t win the close ones, if you can’t make free throws, period!

Jack

February 23rd, 2010
8:37 am

Shane- go back to cuddling with your cousins and watching 80’s ga football- either that or try to get a job- it will cure the boredom and your obvious insecurities

ZamBonE

February 23rd, 2010
8:37 am

Favors is an absolute Beast. I was at the maryland game and it looked like Favors was playing basketball against little kids. The guy was unstoppable. Half of his 18 rebounds were offensive. Favors seems to be getting more and more comfortable in the paint and the game is slowing down for him. I’m expecting big things from him down the stretch.

Go Jackets

GaPeach

February 23rd, 2010
8:57 pm

CONGRATS TO DERRICK FAVORS, YOU TRULY DESERVE TO BE ACC ROOKIE OF THE WEEK AGAIN AND AGAIN!!!!!! CONTINUE TO GROW AND ALWAYS KEEP YOUR HEAD UP. THANK YOU FOR HAVING A POSITIVE ATTITUDE, NEVER CHANGE FOR ANYONE. ALWAYS DO WHAT YOU THINK IS BEST FOR YOU. GOOD LUCK IN WHATEVER YOU DO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Where was derrick favors?

February 24th, 2010
9:41 am

Where was Derrick Favors when GT played UGA???

UGA 73 – GT 66!!

HAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHHAA!!!