Dec. 6, 1999
GREENSBORO, N.C. — Clemson guard Will Solomon scored 64 points in two games last week and was honored Monday as the ACC Player of the Week by the ACC Sportswriters Association.
It is the first time Solomon has won the award.
Last week in two games, Solomon scored 64 points in 78 minutes and scored nearly half of Clemson’s points. First, he tallied 37 at Penn State in the ACC vs. Big Ten Challenge.
He scored 24 of those points within the last nine minutes of the game, nearly bringing Clemson back from a 18-point deficit to victory. He scored 10 consecutive points for the Tigers at one juncture, bringing Clemson to within 72-68 with 1:40 left.
For the game, he was 13-27 from the field, 4-9 on three-point shots and 7-10 from the line. He also had two assists , five rebounds and three steals.
Solomon’s point total at Penn State was the most by a Clemson player in 25 years and the second most in history on an opponent’s homecourt.
Against Charleston Southern on Saturday, Solomon added 27 points on 8-16 shooting, including a career best 6-10 on three-point shots.
He was 5-5 from the foul line and had four assists and three blocked shots, including one block against Charleston Southern’s 6-10 center.
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