Another UNC basketball standout earns ACC Player of the Week honors

The UNC basketball program has been no stranger to this award, as now three different Tar Heels have taken home the honor this season.

Jan 30, 2024; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward Harrison Ingram (55) shoots
Jan 30, 2024; Atlanta, Georgia, USA; North Carolina Tar Heels forward Harrison Ingram (55) shoots / Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports
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Harrison Ingram continues to prove just how valuable of an addition he's been to the UNC basketball program.

The former Stanford Cardinal once again played a pivotal role in the UNC basketball program's success, as his week was highlighted by an outstanding performance in the Tar Heels victory over previously ranked No. 7 Duke on Saturday night.

In recognition of his efforts, Ingram has been named the ACC Player of the Week.

His week started with a eight point, 13 rebound effort against Georgia Tech, and was followed up by his monster performance against the Blue Devils. In the win, Ingram scored 21 points while knocking down eight of his 12 shots, including five of 9 from beyond the arc. Ingram's outstanding shooting was just the start of his stat-filled performance, as he finished the night with 13 rebounds, four steals, one assist and a block over 38 minutes of action.

The UNC basketball program has earned the award in consecutive weeks, as RJ Davis took home the honor last week. Individual Tar Heels have earned this award on six different occasions this season (Davis' three, along with two from Armando Bacot), which serves as the most by any conference squad.

When you talk about players who switched teams via the transfer portal, it's hard to argue that there's been many (if any at all) that have made more of an impact for their team than Ingram has in his first season as a Tar Heel. His big-time performance against Duke showed that he was built for the spotlight that comes along with playing for North Carolina, as he's fully embraced wearing the Carolina blue during his first year on campus.

For the UNC basketball program, they hope that Ingram still has his best basketball yet to come.

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