GREENSBORO, N.C. – Louisville sophomore Donovan Mitchell has been selected as the Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Player of the Week. He has also received recognition as the NCAA.com Player of the Week.
In a pair of Louisville victories last week, Mitchell averaged 28.5 points, five rebounds, four assists and shot 60 percent from the field, including 67 percent from the three-point line (12-of-18). Mitchell scored a career-high 29 points and handed out three assists at Pittsburgh in just 25 minutes on the court as the Cardinals registered the largest margin of victory ever in an ACC road game. The Greenwich, Conn., product totaled 28 points – including 21 in the first half – eight rebounds, five assists and two steals as the Cardinals defeated NC State on Sunday.
Over the last nine games, Mitchell has averaged 19.6 points 4.4 rebounds, 3.3 assists, and 1.9 steals in Louisville’s balanced lineup. He is among the ACC and national leaders in steals with 45 thefts this season.
It was Mitchell’s first weekly honor of the season. UofL guard Quentin Snider was named ACC Player of the Week earlier this season for games Dec. 19-25.
Georgia Tech’s Josh Okgoie earned Freshman of the Week honors. ACC basketball weekly honors are determined by a vote of a 15-member media panel.