Raji ACC Player of the Week

December 07, 2009 - 11:28 am
Boston College junior forward Corey Raji was named ACC Player of the Week after averaging 20.5 points and 9.0 rebounds in two games. Raji shot 63 percent (17-of-27) from the field in the Eagles' wins over Michigan Wednesday in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and over Miami Sunday in the ACC opener for both teams. Raji helped the Eagles improve to 6-2 heading into Wednesday night's game against Harvard at Conte Forum. Here is the press release from the ACC: ACC Basketball Players of the Week Monday, December 7, 2009 GREENSBORO, N.C. '€” Boston College'€™s Corey Raji has been named ACC Player of the Week, while Wake Forest'€™s C.J. Harris and Georgia Tech'€™s Mfon Udofia tied for ACC Rookie of the Week honors. Raji averaged 20.5 points, 9.0 rebounds and shot 63 percent (17-of-27) from the field as the Eagles posted a 62-58 win over Michigan last Wednesday in the Big Ten/ACC Challenge and a 61-60 ACC victory over visiting Miami Sunday. The Washington Township, N.J., junior was 11-for-16 from the field and totaled 24 points, nine rebounds and three steals against the Wolverines. In the Eagles'€™ ACC opener against the previously unbeaten Hurricanes, the 6-6, 218-pound forward had 17 points and nine rebounds. Harris, a 6-2, 175-pound guard, averaged 16.5 points and 2.5 rebounds in two games against ranked opponents last week and extended his double-digit scoring streak to five games. In the Deacon'€™s 69-58 loss at No. 4 Purdue Tuesday, the Winston-Salem, N.C., freshman had 14 points on 5-of-8 shooting in 31 minutes of action off the bench. In Saturday'€™s 77-75 win at No. 17 Gonzaga, Harris scored 19 points and had four rebounds in his first career start. Udofia, a 6-2, 187-pound guard, averaged 18.5 points and shot .591 percent from the floor in wins over Siena and Southern California last week. In Wednesday'€™s 74-61 win over Siena, the Stone Mountain, Ga., freshman scored a game-high 26 points, hitting 9-of-16 shots from the floor, and pulled down seven rebounds. Three nights later, Udofia had 11 points, four assists and no turnovers in Tech'€™s 79-53 win over USC.