Following a pair of solid performances in two Louisville road wins, Cardinal point guard David Johnson has been named the ACC’s Freshman of the Week.
Johnson is the first U of L freshman to earn the honor since Jordan Nwora picked it up for the week of Feb. 12, 2018. Those are the only two times a Cardinal player has been named ACC Freshman of the Week.
In a pair of Louisville road victories, Johnson averaged 15.0 points, 5.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds and shot 57.9 percent from the field (11-19 FG, 2-2 3FG) off the bench. He produced his first double-digit scoring effort with 11 points, four assists and three rebounds at Pitt in 20 minutes off the bench. He then led the Cardinals with a career-high 19 points, seven assists and three steals Saturday at No. 3 Duke. His 19 points were the most by a Louisville player off the bench against an AP Top 3 ranked opponent since Russ Smith scored 30 points against No. 3 Kentucky in 2011. Johnson had scored 37 points for the season before totaling 30 in the last two games.
Florida State guard Devin Vassell and Syracuse guard Buddy Boeheim were named the league’s co-Players of the Week.