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Pitt G Bub Carrington Named ACC Rookie of Week Again

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Pitt guard Bub Carrington.

Bub Carrington has racked up ACC Rookie of the Week honors at an almost unprecedented rate this season, and now he has another under his belt.

Carrington — a 6-foot-5 freshman guard from Baltimore, Md. — has been named the ACC Rookie of the Week for the fifth time this season, which has tied former Panther Chris Taft (03-04) for the most in a single season.

Carrington averaged 17.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and five assists in wins over Florida State and North Carolina State last week — helping to keep the Panthers’ March Madness hopes alive.

Carrington started the week off with a 5-of-12 shooting performance against FSU, scoring 12 points while adding six boards and four assists. And he was even better against NCST, pouring in an efficient 23 points and adding five rebounds and six assists.

It was a highly successful freshman season for Carrington, as he averaged 13.6 points, 5.2 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game, and he is firmly in the mix to bring home of the ACC Rookie of the Year honor.

Carrington has scored in double digits 22 times this season, including four performances of 20 plus points, and he is the only freshman in college basketball who is averaging 13.5 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game. 15 freshmen have hit that mark since 1992-93, and 10 of those players went on to become first round NBA Draft picks.

Carrington and fellow freshman guard Jaland Lowe (who is averaging 9.3 points, 2.7 rebounds and 3.2 assists per game this season) have injected Pitt with a healthy dose of youth, and the future is bright for the young Panthers. But the future is also now.

Pitt earned a double-bye as the four seed in this week’s ACC Tournament. The Panthers return to action Thursday, March 14 (2:30 p.m.) against the winner of Wednesday’s second round game between Wake Forest and either Notre Dame or Georgia Tech.

Sandy Schall, Coldwell Banker
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Eli
Eli
2 months ago

It’s the hair. He’s more aerodynamic now, so that allows him to drive to the basket better.

Ken
Ken
2 months ago

Hail to PITT

TJ
TJ
2 months ago

Congrats Bub … great work. Keep it going. H2P !

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
2 months ago

Solid finish to the season. Pundits are saying this is the weakest draft since 2013. If that’s the case, he should try his luck, every year in school exposes flaws for the most part.

Marty15101
Marty15101
2 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

Oh Lord! Twice in 2 weeks I agree with Rob.

Clark Martineau
Clark Martineau
2 months ago
Reply to  Rob Radich

I totally disagree. Another year will add to his skills and raise Bub’s NBA stock and offer. Has another year decreased Blake Hinson’s scoring ? How about Ish Leggett? He can score among taller players at the hoop. Would that be a skill Bub would want to learn?
Next year’s team will be more successful than this year’s due to the back court’s experience this year. Addition of more blue chip players will also improve the team. Don’t listen to this blowhard!
Stay and get more pay!

Rob Radich
Rob Radich
2 months ago

You are such a dope………Hinson went through the process last year and was advised that he would not be drafted. As for Legget, you’re stupider than you seem if you think he is on anyone’s radar. Living rent free in your feeble mind I see

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