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NC State Women's Basketball

Jakia Brown-Turner Named ACC Player of the Week

February 22, 2021
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GREENSBORO, N.C. – NC State women's basketball sophomore Jakia Brown-Turner was honored as the Atlantic Coast Conference Player of the Week on Monday. She earned the honors in a vote of the league's Blue Ribbon Panel and was also named the conference's Player of the Week by College Sports Madness.

The Oxon Hill, Md., native averaged an impressive 23 points and 5.5 rebounds in the Wolfpack's last two games to lead NC State to 19-point victories against Wake Forest (66-47) and North Carolina (82-63). In total, she averaged 63.3 percent (19-of-30) from the floor and 75 percent (6-of-8) from beyond the arc between those two outings.

Brown-Turner put together a career scoring performance against the Tar Heels on Sunday, tallying a career-high 25. In that outing, she knocked down four three pointers in five attempts, which tied as a single-game career high.

The game marked her second 20+ point outing in a row after she posted 21 against Wake Forest on Thursday night. In that game, she knocked down just two three pointers but showed her ability to attack the basket with 10 points in the paint.

On the year, Brown-Turner averages 15.2 points, 5.2 rebounds and 2.5 assists per game. She is shooting an overall 46.3 percent from the field and 41 percent from long range, averaging just under two made three pointers per outing. Brown-Turner has scored in double figures in all but one game, and she has posted four 20+ point games this season, all against conference foes.

The Wolfpack will play its final home game of the 2020-21 campaign on Thursday, Feb. 25 as it hosts Pittsburgh for Senior Day. Tip-off against the Panthers is set for 4 p.m. from Reynolds Coliseum, and the contest will be televised on the ACC's Regional Sports Networks.

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