LifeWallet athlete Nijel Pack of the University of Miami men’s basketball team is the ACC conference Co-Player of the Week.
A third-year sophomore guard from Indianapolis, Indiana, Pack shares the weekly honor with Duke junior guard Jeremy Roach.
Pack started the week by way of scoring 17 points on 6-for-8 shooting, in addition to a 5-of-7 outing from 3-point range, in a 92-83 victory Tuesday night against Virginia Tech. All 17 of his points would come in a span of 5:08 minutes, where he went 6-for-6 shooting from the floor and 5-for-5 from beyond the three point line, he would help Miami turn a three-point deficit into an eight-point lead with just under three minutes remaining against the Hokies.
Four days later, Pack recorded a game-high 20 points to help Miami defeat then 20th/19th ranked Clemson, 78-74, on the road. Pack would shoot a perfect 6-for-6 from the foul line, recording season highs in makes and attempts, which included a 4-for-4 clip in the last five seconds to seal the win over the Tigers. The 6-foot, 184-pounder would add on four rebounds, three assists and one steal to his stat sheet.
In total, Pack had averaged 18.5 points, 2.5 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game on the week, while shooting a phenomenal 12-for-22 (54.5 percent) from the floor, 7-for-14 (50.0 percent) from beyond the arc and a perfect 6-for-6 (100 percent) from the charity stripe.
This is the third time in the 2022-2023 season a Canes hooper has garnered ACC weekly honors, as fourth-year junior guard and LifeWallet athlete Isaiah Wong earned the recognition on both December 12th and December 27th, 2022.
It is only the second time in men’s basketball program history Miami has received three such honors in one season, Wong and Pack join the ACC conference title-winning 2012-2013 Hurricanes, where Durand Scott won the weekly honor twice, and Shane Larkin once that season.
There are now 12 players in Hurricanes men’s basketball history who have won ACC Player of the Week, as Wong and now Pack have joined prestigious company.
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