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Duke’s Parker, Syracuse’s Ennis headline five-member squad
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Wooden Award finalists Jabari Parker of Duke and Tyler Ennis of Syracuse are unanimous choices and headline the five-member 2013-14 All-ACC Freshman Team announced Monday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).
The pair is joined by Virginia guard London Perrantes, North Carolina forward Kennedy Meeks and Virginia Tech guard Devin Wilson.
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.
Syracuse’s Ennis leads the ACC in assists at 5.5 per game while scoring at a 12.4 ppg clip. The Brampton, Ontario, native also leads the conference in steals at 2.0 per game.
Perrantes’ backcourt play helped drive Virginia to the top of the ACC standings. Starting 27 of 31 games, the Los Angeles native has stepped up to contribute 5.1 points per game and rank 10th among all ACC players in assists with 3.8 per game.
The 6-foot-9 Meeks ranks 19th among ACC rebounders with 6.0 per game. The Charlotte, N.C., native has also contributed offensively, ranking sixth on the team in scoring with 7.4 points per game.
Virginia Tech’s Wilson ranks third in the conference with 4.8 assists per game. The McKees Rocks, Pa., native ranks fourth on his team in scoring, averaging 9.2 points, and is the only Hokie to start all 30 games this season.
2013-14 ACSMA All-ACC Freshman Team
(Total votes in parenthesis)
Tyler Ennis, Syracuse (77)
Jabari Parker, Duke (77)
London Perrantes, Virginia (66)
Kennedy Meeks, North Carolina (60)
Devin Wilson, Virginia Tech (55)