Jalen Carey named ACC Rookie of the Week

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NEW YORK, NEW YORK – NOVEMBER 16: Jalen Carey #5 of the Syracuse Orange reacts in the second half against the Oregon Ducks during the 2K Empire Classic at Madison Square Garden on November 16, 2018 in New York City.The Oregon Ducks defeated the Syracuse Orange 80-65. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Freshman guard Jalen Carey has been named the ACC Freshman of the Week after back-to-back double digit scoring nights inside Madison Square Garden last week. 

In hia first start of his career, Carey scored a career-high 26 points to go with seven rebounds in a 83-76 loss to UConn to open the 2K Empire Classic Thursday night. 

The following night, in the second start of his career, Carey finished with 14 points, three rebounds, three steals and an assist as the Orange fell to Oregon in a 80-65.

Syracuse returns to the Carrier Dome on Wednesday, November 21, when it hosts Colgate. The game will air on the WatcheESPN App at 7pm. 

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