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Kyle Filipowski Earns Fourth Straight ACC Rookie of the Week

Kyle Filipowski Named ACC Rookie of the Week

Fresh off his fifth double-double this season, Duke’s Kyle Filipowski has been named the ACC Rookie of the Week for the fourth week in a row. It marks Duke’s ACC-leading 150th all-time Rookie of the Week selection, as Filipowski becomes the conference’s first player to open a season with four consecutive Rookie of the Week honors.

Four straight selections is one shy of the all-time mark for ACC Rookie of the Week awards, held by former Blue Devil Jabari Parker‘s five straight in 2013-14. The other four-week streaks were set by Duke’s Austin Rivers (2011-12), North Carolina’s Tyler Hansbrough (twice in 2005-06), Georgia Tech’s Dion Glover (1997-98) and GT’s Kenny Anderson (1989-90).

Filipowski is the only Duke player to score in double figures in every game this season and averages a team-high 15.2 points and 9.3 boards. He scored 13 points and grabbed 10 rebounds in Duke’s ACC-opening win over Boston College on Saturday to record his fifth double-double. No Division-I freshman has more double-doubles this year and he’s tied for third nationally overall. In last week’s win over No. 25 Ohio State, Filipowski scored a team-high 16 points, to go with seven rebounds and three steals.

Over the last 10 seasons (since the start of 2013-14), Duke has had an ACC Rookie of the Week in 78 of a possible 157 weeks (49.7%). Twenty-two different Blue Devils have won the award at least once in that time. The Blue Devils’ 150 all-time Rookie of the Week awards lead the ACC by 54.

No. 15 Duke (8-2) returns to action on Tuesday night in the Jimmy V Classic at Madison Square Garden, taking on Iowa (6-1) at 9:30 p.m. on ESPN.

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