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Brogdon Named ACC Player of the Week

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Fifth year guard has impressive outings against BC, Pitt.

Charles LeClaire-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia's fifth year guard, Malcolm Brogdon, earned the title of ACC Player of the Week today for his outstanding play over the last two games.

Against Boston College, Brogdon scored a career-high tying 27 points on 7-for-10 shooting, including 5-for-5 from beyond the arc. He also added six rebounds and went 8-for-8 from the free throw line.

On the road at Pitt, Brogdon kept the hot shooting going with 21 points on 6-for-9 shooting from the floor and converting 3-for-5 from three point land. He stayed perfect from the charity stripe, making all six of his free throws, and added four assists, a steal, and two rebounds.

Defensively, Brogdon held Boston College's leading scorer, Eli Carter, to just seven points (he averages around 17). In the Pitt game, Brogdon and backcourt mate London Perrantes held the Panther guards James Robinson and Sterling Smith to just two points on 1-for-10 shooting.

Over the Cavaliers' six game winning streak, Brogdon has been incredible, averaging 21.6 points, 4.5 rebounds, and 2.5 assists per game. He's shooting 58.3% from the floor (42-for-72) and 55.1% (16-for-29) from three in that span while making 96.7% (30-for-31) of his free throws.

Malcolm is now No.3 in the KenPom Player of the Year standings.

Virginia is now up to No.7 in both the Coaches and AP Poll, and No.3 in KenPom. The Hoos host the Hokies at 8pm on Tuesday on the ACC Network.

Note: this post has been edited to update his ppg average and shooting %.