Georgia Tech’s Robert Carter, Jr., has been named the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week, the conference announced Monday.
Carter averaged 13.5 points and 7.0 rebounds and shot 50 percent from the floor in Georgia Tech’s two games last week, a 78-68 victory over Maryland and a 70-57 loss to NC State. The 6-foot-8 freshman from Thomasville recorded his fourth double-double of the season in lifting Tech to the victory against the Terps, scoring 19 points with 10 rebounds, hitting 7 of 11 shots from the floor, and 4 of 4 from the foul line while adding two assists and two blocked shots. In Sunday’s game against NC State, Carter had eight points, four rebounds, two assists and three blocked shots.
On the season, Carter is second among ACC freshmen in rebounds per game (6.8) and tied for fifth in scoring (10.0).