Originally created 02/12/02

Virginia's Watson named ACC player of week

Virginia's Travis Watson, who scored 49 points and grabbed 22 rebounds for the Cavaliers last week, was named the Atlantic Coast Conference player of the week.

The 6-foot-8 junior from Brookneal, Va., was 14-for-24 from the field, including 1-of-1 from three-point range, and 20-for-23 from the free throw line. Watson had six assists, five steals and one block and had a double-double in points and rebounds in each game.

Watson scored a career-high 29 points in the Cavaliers 85-68 loss at N.C. State. He scored 20 points in Virginia's 85-71 win over Clemson.

In other ACC awards, Ed Nelson of Georgia Tech and Jawad Williams of North Carolina shared rookie-of-the-week honors.


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