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At this rate, other ACC freshmen will battle for the Sylven Landesberg Award.

Landesberg was named ACC Rookie of the Week for the fifth time this season. His honor was in large part due to Saturday's 20 points against Virginia Tech. He was 7 for 11 from the field and a perfect 6 for 6 from the free-throw line.

"It's definitely surprising," Landesberg said of his early success during a telephone conversation this afternoon. "My [production] has definitely been more than I expected."

The only other Cavaliers to win the honor five times in a season were Ralph Sampson, Bryant Stith and and Sean Singletary. Landesberg needs one more to match Stith's six.

Virginia hosts North Carolina on Thursday at John Paul Jones Arena.

By Zach Berman  |  January 12, 2009; 5:37 PM ET
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