Georgia Tech senior guard Jose Alvarado was named the ACC Player of the Week on Monday, while North Carolina forward/center Day’Ron Sharpe was selected as the ACC Freshman of the Week.
ACC men’s basketball weekly honors are determined by a vote of a 15-member media panel and announced on Mondays throughout the regular season.
A native of Brooklyn, New York, Alvarado averaged 22.5 ppg, 5.5 rpg and 4.5 apg as Georgia Tech picked up a pair of ACC victories to extend its win streak to four games. Alvarado was 17-of-24 from the field, including 3-of-7 from 3-point range, as the Yellow Jackets defeated North Carolina (72-67) and Wake Forest (70-54). He scored 12 of his game-high 20 points in the second half of Tech’s triumph over UNC, helping spark the Yellow Jackets’ rally from an eight-point deficit over the final seven minutes. He hit 8-of-10 shots from the floor, pulled down seven rebounds and assisted on seven other Tech baskets in the game. Alvarado scored a game-high 25 points against Wake Forest, hitting 9-of-14 shots from the floor, including a pair of 3-point baskets, and was a perfect 5-of-5 from the foul line. He added a pair of assists and a steal and did not turn the ball over in 35:49 of game action.
Sharpe averaged 16.0 ppg and 8.0 rpg in games against Georgia Tech and Notre Dame last week. He was 12-of-25 from the field and 8-of-13 at the free-throw line. The native of Greenville, North Carolina, recorded seven points, seven rebounds and two steals at Georgia Tech in his first college start and followed it up with 25 points and 10 rebounds (seven offensive) in a one-point win Saturday over Notre Dame. It was his second college double-double, including his first in an ACC game. Sharpe scored 19 of his game-high 25 points in the second half, recording more than half of UNC’s second-half point total (37). His 25 points were the most by a UNC freshman post player since Tyler Hansbrough scored 27 at Duke on March 4, 2006. He also set season highs for the Tar Heels in points (25), field goals (9) and offensive rebounds (7).
2020-21 ACC Player of the Week Honors
Nov. 30– Keve Aluma, Jr., F, Virginia Tech
Dec. 7 – Moses Wright, Sr., F, Georgia Tech
Dec. 14 – Justin Champagnie, So., F, Pitt
Dec. 21 – Quincy Guerrier, So., F, Syracuse
Dec. 28 – David Johnson, So., G, Louisville
Jan. 4 – Jose Alvarado, Sr., G, Georgia Tech
2020-21 ACC Freshman of the Week Honors
Nov. 30– Jalen Johnson, F, Duke
Dec. 7 – Dre Davis, F, Louisville
Dec. 14 – Scottie Barnes, G, Florida State
Dec. 21 – DJ Steward, G, Duke
Dec. 28 – Shakeel Moore, G, NC State
Jan. 4 – Day’Ron Sharpe, F/C, North Carolina