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Alyssa Thomas has been named ACC Player of the Week for the second consecutive week and third time this season.
Last season, Thomas was named ACC Rookie of the Week seven times and was eventually honored as ACC Rookie of the Year. As a freshman, she was the Terps’ leader in scoring. Now, more and more, she is becoming their leader, period.
In the three games Maryland played last week, Thomas averaged nearly a double-double with 23 points per game and 9.7 rebounds per game. She put the team on her back with 18 second half points against Georgia Tech and came up clutch with key baskets in the final moments of both the last two games.
And, based on the in-bounds play before the buzzer-beater at UNC, it seems pretty clear that Brenda Frese wants the ball in Thomas’ hands when the game is on the line.