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Michael Young Named ACC Player of the Week (Again)

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Two weeks, two awards.

Pitt center Michael Young was named the conference's Player of the Week last week. This week? Same thing. The senior earned the award for a second straight week. Last week, he shared the honor. This week, however, he won it outright.

Need some idea of how special that is? It was the first time any Pitt men's basketball player has won back-to-back conference Player of the Week awards since Sam Clancy did it nearly 40 years ago. Plus, consider that the Panthers are also playing in arguably the toughest conference in the country and it's even more special.

For Young, it was again deserved. In the team's three games against Gardner-Webb, SMU, and Marquette, he scored 23.3 points, grabbed 7.3 rebounds, and shot 55% from the field and 91% from the free throw line, leading the Panthers to two wins.

Young leads the ACC in scoring at 24 points per game and Pitt's Jamel Artis is second, checking in at 19.8. That pace won't continue but for now, both guys have played like All-Conference first team performers.

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