While college basketball’s national spotlight continues to shine down in Norman, Oklahoma on freshman guard Trae Young, Miami’s own super freshman is starting to garner more and more attention.
UM freshman guard Lonnie Walker IV was named the ACC Co-Rookie of the Week on Monday, as announced by the conference office.
This is the second straight week that Walker has earned the honor – this week sharing the distinction with Duke’s Gary Trent Jr. It’s also the third time Walker has been named the ACC’s Rookie of the Week. He first earned the award on December 11. Walker’s three ACC Rookie of the Week honors rank as the second-most in Miami program history. Durand Scott picked up four ACC Rookie of the Week honors during the 2009-10 season.
The Reading, Pennsylvania native averaged 15 points, four rebounds and three assists in two Hurricanes wins over Pittsburgh and Virginia Tech this past week. Walker recorded a team-high 16 points in the Hurricanes’ home win over Pitt, including a personal 7-0 run to give Miami a second-half lead after the Panthers had a taken one-point advantage midway through the half. He scored 14 points in the Hurricanes’ 84-75 win at Virginia Tech, including eight over the final 3:08 after the Hokies had closed to within three points.