Justin Bibbs is the ACC Rookie of the Week for Dec 22-28


Dec 22, 2014; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies head coach Buzz Williams instructs guard Justin Bibbs (10) during a time out in the second half against the Virginia Military Keydets at Cassell Coliseum. Mandatory Credit: Michael Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports

The Virginia Tech Hokies are loaded with tons of young players including four freshmen that are all making a big impact on the 2014 season. Justin Bibbs has been a regular starter while Ahmed Hill has worked his way into being a starter. Jalen Hudson is gaining more and more playing time, and Satchel Pierce seems likely to be someone that will get 5 to 10 minutes per game during ACC play.

Bibbs has been the best of the freshman and after having two strong games against VMI and Presbyterian, Bibbs was recognized by the ACC.

Bibbs averaged 16.5 points per game this past week including a career high 20 points against VMI and 13 points against Presbyterian. Bibbs also had 4 rebounds, 2 assists, and 2 steal against VMI while having 6 rebounds, 4 assists, and 1 steal against Presbyterian.

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Bibbs did give up too many turnovers against VMI with 4, but Bibbs stepped his game up against Presbyterian with only 1 turnover along with only 1 foul. Bibbs shot 52.3% from the field last week while making 8 of 12 free throw shots which is fairly solid for a Virginia Tech team that has had some issues from the free throw line.

Bibbs is now averaging 12.7 points, 3.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 0.4 steals per game while only giving up 2.2 turnovers per game which is fairly good for a freshman. Bibbs is emerging as the focal point of the Virginia Tech offense, and is really starting to gain a lot of confidence with his performances over the last couple of weeks.

Bibbs will be relied on to lead the Virginia Tech offense against the 17th-ranked West Virginia Mountaineers in a game that the Hokies are fairly big underdogs in. Bibbs has the potential to go off for 15+ points, and give Virginia Tech the chance to pull off some upsets in their next few games.

Justin Bibbs absolutely deserves this honor, and it would not be surprising if this is not the last time he is the ACC Men’s Basketball Rookie of the Week.

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