McClinton Named ACC Player of the Week
Feb. 9, 2009
Coral Gables, Fla… – The University of Miami’s Jack McClinton has been named ACC Player of the Week after averaging 33.0 points, 3.0 rebounds and 1.5 steals as the Hurricanes defeated sixth-ranked Wake Forest, 79-52, on Wednesday and fell at No. 4 Duke on Saturday in overtime 78-75.
The Baltimore, Md. native – who earns the honor for the first time this season and the third time in his career – made 23-of-37 from the floor (.621) in the two games, including 11-of-16 from behind the arc (.688) and nine-of-11 from the free throw line (.818).
McClinton also earned Player of the Week accolades from CollegeHoops.net.
Against the Demon Deacons, McClinton tallied 32 points, including a season-high six three-pointers as Miami set school records for the largest margin of victory (27) against both a ranked opponent and an ACC opponent. Three days later, McClinton scored a season-high 34 points in Cameron Indoor Stadium and forced overtime with a 28-foot three-pointer with 20 second left to play. The 6-1 senior guard scored Miami’s final 11 points of regulation and all seven overtime points.
With 66 points between the two games, McClinton moved up three spots to claim eighth place among Miami’s all-time leading scorers with 1,537 points in three seasons with the Hurricanes.
He leads the ACC in career three-point field goal percentage (.443) and is second in career free throw percentage (.893), while leading all ACC players in 2008-09 in three-point field goal percentage (.471) and three-point field goals per game (3.1). McClinton is second among all ACC players averaging 23.0 points per game in conference games, while putting up 19.7 points per game for the season (fourth best in the league).
Florida State’s Solomon Alabi earned ACC Rookie of the Week honors after helping the Seminoles to a pair of come-from behind victories over Georgia Tech and on the road against 10th-ranked Clemson