Feb. 14, 2000
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Clemson guard Will Solomon and Maryland guard Juan Dixon have been named ACC Co-Players of the Week by the Atlantic Coast Conference Sports Writers Association.
This is the third time this year Solomon has won at least a part of the award. His selection breaks the Clemson record for most ACC Player of the Week selections in a season. Terrell McIntyre (1998-99), Dale Davis (1988-89) and Horace Grant (1986-87) were also two-time selections.
Solomon scored 62 points in two games last week, 29 in a loss at Wake Forest and 33 in a victory over Florida State. Solomon was an impressive 22-38 from the field overall, 10-20 on three-point shots and 8-11 from the foul line. He also had nine total rebounds and five assists.
Solomon played all 40 minutes in the game at Wake Forest and also held Robert O’Kelley to 3-9 shooting from the field. In the 26-point win over Florida State, Solomon scored 15 consecutive points at one stretch late in the game, the longest stretch of its kind on record. He made 6-6 shots from the field in the four-minute outburst.
Solomon now has three straight games of 25 points or more, the longest streak by a Tiger since 1968-69. For the year he has scored 33.88 percent of Clemson’s points. No ACC player has scored a third of his team’s points since the 1970-71 season when Charlie Davis scored 33.4 percent for Wake Forest.
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