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Malcolm Grant Named ACC Player of the Week

Malcolm Grant Named ACC Player of the Week

Dec. 27, 2010

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Coral Gables, Fla.  – Malcolm Grant of the University of Miami men’s basketball team has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week after leading the Hurricanes to a perfect 3-0 mark in last week’s Las Vegas Holiday Hoops Classic.

 

Earning the honor for the first time in his career, Grant averaged 19.0 points and 2.3 assists per game over the last week, while shooting 52 percent from the field (13-25), 50 percent from beyond the arc (6-12) and 92.6 from the line (25-27). He has hit 49 of his last 52 free throws (94.2 percent) since Dec. 4.

 

Hailing from Brooklyn, N.Y., the junior posted a team-high 15 points – converting 3-of-5 from the field and 9-of-9 from the charity stripe – to lead Miami to a 69-56 win over Oral Roberts on Tuesday. In leading UM to the 73-67 win over Rice the next day, Grant registered his fourth 20-point game of the season, finishing with 25 points — just one point shy of his career-high, with a career-high tying six three-pointers for the second time this season. He converted 6-of-8 shots (.750) from long range and added a team-high tying three assists. Grant then helped UM close the Classic with a 69-61 win over Akron on Thursday with 17 points, highlighted by an 11-of-12 effort from the free throw line, and three assists.

 

For the season, Grant leads the 10-3 Hurricanes with 15.4 points per game, converting 89.7 percent from the line, 44.3 percent from long range and 42.2 percent from the field.

 

NC State’s C.J. Leslie was named ACC Rookie of the Week.

 

Grant and UM returns to the hardwood on Thurs., Dec. 30, playing host to Pepperdine at 6 p.m. to open a Hurricanes doubleheader with the women’s team taking on Morgan State at 8 p.m. Tickets good for both games can be purchased for just $5 here. Miami then opens ACC play at No. 1 Duke on Jan. 2.