Nolan Smith named ACC Player of the Week

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DURHAM, N.C. Duke guard Nolan Smith was named ACC Player of the Week on Monday as announced by the conference office. Smith averaged 22.0 points, 6.0 assists and 4.0 rebounds, while shooting 56 percent (15-of-27) from the field, including 60 percent (6-of-10) from three-point range, and 100 percent (8-of-8) from the foul line in wins over Charlotte and Radford.

The Upper Marlboro, Md., native had a career-high 24 points, five rebounds and five assists in Tuesday’s 101-59 win over Charlotte. He went 9-of-15 from the field with a pair of three-point field goals against the 49ers. Smith recorded his second 20-point game of the week and the third of his career with 20 points in a 104-67 win over Radford. He knocked down a career-best four three-pointers and added three rebounds and seven assists in the contest.

Smith earned ACC POW honors for the first time in his career.

The Blue Devils return to action on Wednesday, Nov. 25 against Arizona State (9:00 pm – espn2) in the semifinals of the NIT Season Tip-Off.