Clemson's Rivers and Tech's Lawal grab ACC weekly honors

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

Monday Feb. 2, 2009

GREENSBORO, N.C. - Clemson's K.C. Rivers and Georgia Tech's Gani Lawal have been named Co-ACC Players of the Week while Wake Forest's Al-Farouq Aminu has been selected ACC Rookie of the Week.

Rivers tallied a team-high 29 points in the Tigers' 86-82 win at Virginia Tech Thursday evening. The Charlotte, N.C. senior hit on 10-of-17 from the floor, including seven-of-10 from behind the arc, pulled down six rebounds and handed out four assists as the 11th-ranked Tigers won for the 18th time in 20 games.

Lawal scored a game-high 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in leading the Yellow Jackets to their first ACC win of the season Saturday, a 76-74 victory over No. 6 Wake Forest. The Norcross, Ga., sophomore was seven-of-10 from the floor and 11-of-14 from the free throw line. Lawal has 10 straight games with 10-or-more rebounds and leads the ACC with 13 double-doubles.


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