Tar Heels’ Gray named ACC Rookie of the Week

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UNC Athletic Communications
UNC Athletic Communications

CHAPEL HILL, N.C. – North Carolina Tar Heels freshman guard Allisha Gray was named Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) Rookie of the Week as announced by the conference on Monday.

Gray’s selection followed her 30-point scoring performance in leading the Tar Heels to a 78-68 road win over the UCLA Bruins on Sunday.

In reaching that single-game scoring mark, she became the first UNC freshman to score 30 points in a game since current Tar Heels assistant coach Ivory Latta did so back in 2003-04.

During the game against the Bruins, Gray also grabbed 10 rebounds and tallied her second double-double in as many games after scoring a team-leading 15 points and 10 rebounds in an 81-65 loss to then-No. 4 Tennessee at Carmichael Arena last week.