Pitt's Lamar Patterson named ACC men's basketball player of the week


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Pitt senior forward Lamar Patterson was named the ACC men's basketball player of the week after leading the Panthers to three victories.

Patterson averaged 21.7 points, 4.7 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 4.0 steals in the Panthers wins over Stanford, Texas Tech and Duquesne. He shot 56.8 percent (21-37) from the floor, 47.1 percent (8-17) from 3-point range and converted 83.3 percent (15-18) of his free throw attempts

He was named the most valuable player of the Legend's Classic in Brooklyn on Tuesday after setting career-highs in scoring in back-to-back games, including his 24-point effort Tuesday in the win over the Cardinal.

Patterson leads the Panthers in both scoring (17.1 ppg.) and assists (38). He is shooting 50 percent (39-78) from the floor and 44.1 percent (15-34) from 3-point range.

He is the first Pitt player to earn a conference player of the week honor since Travon Woodall was named Big East Player of the Week on Feb. 6, 2012.


Paul Zeise: pzeise@post-gazette.com, 412-263-1720 or Twitter: @paulzeise

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