State’s Freeman, Duke’s Bagley earn ACC weekly honors

Allerik Freeman earned his first Player of the Week award while Marvin Bagley III is the ACC's top rookie for the sixth time this season

Allerik Frreeman scores two of his career-high 29 points in Saturday's win at UNC (Bob Donnan/USA TODAY Sports)

Allerik Freeman’s perfect performance from beyond the 3-point arc against North Carolina helped him earn his first ACC Player of the Week award. Marvin Bagley III, meanwhile, continued his domination of the league’s Rookie of the Week award by winning it for the sixth time.

The accolades, based on a vote of a 15-member media panel, were announced on Monday.

Freeman scored a career-high 29 points on Saturday to lead NC State to an overtime victory against rival North Carolina. In the process, he set an ACC record for most 3-pointers in a game without a miss by going 7 for 7. He also added five rebounds and an assist.

Earlier in the week, the graduate transfer from Baylor scored 10 of his 13 points in the second half to help the Wolfpack rally from a double-digit deficit for a 72-68 win at Pittsburgh.

Duke’s Bagley shared Rookie of the Week honors with Miami’s Lonnie Walker IV.

Bagley averaged 23.0 points and 12.5 rebounds in two games last week, including a 30-point performance in a loss to Virginia on Saturday. It was his sixth game this season with 30 or more points, the most ever by an ACC freshman. He also had 14 rebounds for his 17th double-double of the season.

For the week, he shot 63 percent from the field (17-for-27) and was 10-for-14 at the free throw line. He is the ACC’s leading scorer (22.0) and rebounder (11.6), and the nation’s only player averaging 22-plus points and 11-plus rebounds.