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Goodwin, Odukale and Banchero take weekly ACC men’s basketball honors


GREENSBORO, North Carolina (theACC.com) – Notre Dame senior goalkeeper Dane Goodwin and second-year Pitt Femi Odukale goalie were selected as Atlantic Coast Conference Co-Players of the Week, while Duke forward Paolo Banchero was selected as Freshman of the Week in the CCA Men’s Basketball Weekly Honors for Dec. 27.

The CCA’s weekly men’s basketball honors are determined by a vote of a 15-member media panel and announced on Mondays throughout the regular season.

Goodwin averaged 19.5 points, 5.5 rebounds and 2.0 steals per game in wins last week over Western Michigan and Texas A&M-Corpus Christi. A native of Upper Arlington, Ohio, Goodwin shot 9 for 13 (69.2%) on a three-point range for the week and also reached 1,000 career points in the WMU contest. He was 6 for 10 on the field Monday against WMU with 18 points, five rebounds and four three-point field goals. He went on to score a season-high 21 points on Wednesday against TAMU-CC, going 7-for-14 from the field, including 5-for-7 on three-pointers, with six rebounds and three steals, a season-high.

Odukale tied a career-high 28 points on Tuesday in a 64-55 victory over Jacksonville. The Brooklyn, New York native was 9-for-13 from the field, including a career-high 5 of 7 in a three-point range, as the Panthers used a 23-4 streak in the second half to take control of the game. Odukale scored 17 of his points in the second half. He added two rebounds, three assists and a blocked shot in the win.

Banchero led the Blue Devils with team highs in points (23) and rebounds (seven) in their first win over Virginia Tech on Wednesday. Seventeen of his 23 points came in the second half as the Blue Devils recovered from an eight-point deficit to beat the Hokies. It was his fourth career 20-point game. The Seattle, Washington native also had three assists, one steal and one blocked shot in 34 minutes against Virginia Tech. Banchero is the leading first-year scorer among power conference players with 17.1 points per game this season.

2021-22 CCA Men’s Basketball Player of the Week

November 15 – Dereon Seabron, So., G, NC State
November 22 – Michael Devoe, Sr., G, Georgia Tech
November 29 – Wendell Moore Jr., Jr., G, Duke
December 6 – Dereon Seabron, So., G, State of North Carolina
Dec 13 – Alondes Williams, Gr., F, Wake Forest
Dec 20 – Alondes Williams, Gr., F, Wake Forest
December 27 – Dane Goodwin, Sr., G, Notre Dame; Femi Odukale, So., G, Pitt

2021-2022 ACC Freshmen Basketball of the Week Honors

November 15 – Paolo Banchero, F, duke
November 22 – AJ Griffin, F, Duke
November 29 – Paolo Banchero, F, duke
December 6 – Terquavion Smith, G, State of North Carolina
December 13 – Terquavion Smith, G, State of North Carolina; Blake Wesley, G, Notre-Dame
December 20 – Trevor Keels, G, Duke
December 27 – Paolo Banchero, F, duke