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GREENSBORO, N.C.Virginia freshman guard Sylven Landesberg (Flushing, N.Y.) is the Atlantic Coast Conference Rookie of the Week for the sixth time this season. Landesberg was honored Monday (Feb. 16) for his play in Virginia’s games with Florida State and Clemson last week.

Landesberg’s sixth ACC Rookie of the Week award ties him with Bryant Stith (1988-89) for the most by a Virginia player and ties him with five players, including Stith, for the third most received by a conference player. Kenny Anderson (Georgia Tech, 1990) and Tyler Hansbrough (North Carolina, 2006) both received the award 10 times.

In UVa’s two games last week Landesberg scored 37 points and had 10 rebounds. He was 17-40 from the field and 3-6 from the free throw line in the two games. He also had six assists and five steals in 83 minutes of playing time.

In Virginia’s 68-57 loss at nationally-ranked Florida State on Feb. 10, Landesberg scored a team-high 14 points and had six rebounds. He was 6-19 from the field and 2-4 from the free throw line. He also had three assists and two steals in 38 minutes of action.

In Virginia’s 85-81 overtime victory over nationally-ranked Clemson at John Paul Jones Arena on Feb. 15, Landesberg scored a game-high 23 points and had four rebounds. He was 11-21 from the field and 1-2 from the free throw line. He also had three assists and three steals while playing all 45 minutes in the game. Landesberg’s layup with 13.4 seconds remaining in regulation tied the game at 74-74 and he scored six of Virginia’s 11 points in the overtime period. It’s the 12th time this season he’s scored 20 or more points in a game.

Ty Lawson of North Carolina was named the ACC Player of the Week.

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