UVa. fails to land player on All-ACC first team

ACC letters - full-colorDuke freshman Jabari Parker and NC State sophomore T.J . Warren lead the 2013-14 All-ACC Basketball Team, while regular-season champ UVa. failed to land a player on the first team, as voted upon by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).

Parker and Warren are joined on the first team by North Carolina sophomore guard Marcus Paige, Syracuse senior C.J. Fair and Clemson forward K.J. McDaniels.

Duke’s Parker, a 6-foot-8 forward from Chicago, ranks second among ACC scorers at 19.2 points per game and first in rebounding at 9.0 per contest.  Parker carries a 15-game double figure scoring streak into this week’s ACC Tournament, and his 14 “double doubles” in points/rebounds lead the conference.  His 16 games this season with 20 or more points ties for second-most in ACC history.

NC State’s Warren leads the ACC in scoring at 24.8 points per game and in field goal percentage at .532. The 6-foot-8 forward from Durham, N.C., closed the regular season with back-to-back scoring games of 41 and 42 points in wins over Pitt and Boston College. Warren scored at least 20 points in 26 of the 30 games in which he played, and scored more than 30 points on nine occasions.

North Carolina’s Paige is the only ACC player to rank among the conference’s top six in scoring (17.1 ppg) and in assists (4.5). The 6-foot-1 native of Marion, Iowa, has scored 30 plus points twice this season – 32 against Louisville and 35 at NC State – and 20 or more points 10 times.  He ranks second in the ACC in free-throw percentage at

Syracuse’s Fair leads the Orange and ranks seventh among ACC scorers at 16.9 points per game while pulling down 6.2 rebounds per contest. The 6-foot-8 forward from Baltimore, Md., finished the regular season strong with a combined 50 points and 16 rebounds in games against Georgia Tech and Florida State. Fair ranks ninth in the ACC in field goal percentage (.441) and second in minutes played (37.8).

Clemson’s McDaniels leads the ACC in blocked shots at 2.8 per game while ranking fifth in scoring (17.2 ppg) and seventh in rebounding (7.1 rpg). The 6-foot-6 forward from Birmingham, Ala., is bidding to become just the second player in ACC history to lead his team in points, rebounds, 3-point field goals, blocks and steals.

Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon (12.6 ppg, ACC-leading .893 free-throw percentage), Pitt’s Lamar Patterson (17.6 ppg, 4.5 apg), Syrause’s Tyler Ennis (12.4 ppg, ACC-leading 5.5 assist per game), Duke’s Rodney Hood (16.5 ppg, second in the ACC in 3-point shooting at .425 percent) and North Carolina’s James Michael McAdoo (14.2 ppg, 6.2 rpg) were voted to the second team.

Boston College’s Olivier Hanlan (third in the ACC at 18.6 ppg) was the leading vote-getter on the third team. Hanlan is joined by Virginia’s Joe Harris (11.4 ppg), Miami’s Rion Brown (15.4 ppg), Maryland’s Dez Wells (14.8 ppg) and Georgia Tech’s Daniel Miller 7.9 rpg, 2.5 blocked shots per game).

 

ACSMA All-ACC Team

(First place votes in parenthesis, followed by total points)

First team

  • Jabari Parker, Fr.. Duke (77) 231
  • T.J. Warren, So., NC State (77), 231
  • Marcus Paige, So., North Carolina (69) 223
  • C.J. Fair, Sr., Syracuse (47) 200
  • K.J. McDaniels, Jr. Clemson (46) 199

 

Second Team

  • Malcolm Brogdon, So., Virginia (35) 170
  • Lamar Patterson, Sr. Pitt (10) 158
  • Tyler Ennis, Fr., Syracuse (13) 156
  • Rodney Hood, Jr., Duke (4) 148
  • James Michael McAdoo, Jr., North Carolina (2) 103

 

Third Team

 

Honorable Mention

(10 points or more)

  • Eric Atkins, Sr., Notre Dame 30
  • Talib Zanna, Sr., Pitt 28
  • Aaron Thomas, So., Florida State 27
  • Akil Mitchell, Sr., Virginia 17
  • Jerami Grant,So.  Syracuse 15
  • Ryan Anderson, Jr., Boston College 10
         
 

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