Duke’s Jon Scheyer is the ACC Player of the Week

Duke's Jpn Scheyer is the ACC POW - Photo Mark Watson, BDN
Duke's Jpn Scheyer is the ACC POW - Photo Mark Watson, BDN

DURHAM, N.C. – Duke senior Jon Scheyer was named ACC Player of the Week on Monday after leading the Blue Devils to wins over Gardner-Webb and No. 15 Gonzaga last week.

Scheyer averaged 28.0 points, 6.5 rebounds, 8.5 assists and 1.5 steals in the two games as he earned his second weekly honor of the season. The Northbrook, Ill., native shot 64.0 percent (16-of-25) from the field, 69.2 percent (9-of-13) from three-point range and 93.8 percent (15-of-16) from the foul line for the week.

Against Gardner-Webb, Scheyer recorded a career-high 36 points to go along with eight rebounds and a career-best nine assists in last Tuesday’s 113-68 win over Gardner-Webb. He was 11-of-13 from the field, including 7-of-9 from three-point range in the contest. He is only the third player in Duke history with at least 30 points, eight rebounds and eight assists in a single game. He is the only player in school history with 35 or more points in 30 or fewer minutes of action.

Scheyer followed his performance with 20 points, five rebounds and eight assists in Duke’s 76-41 win over 15th-ranked Gonzaga Saturday in New York’s Madison Square Garden. The 35-point loss for Gonzaga was the program’s worst since 1984.

The Blue Devils will return to action Dec. 29 when they host Long Beach State at 7 p.m.