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March 12, 2013
LEWISVILLE, NC (ACSMA) - Boston College guard Olivier Hanlan has been named as the 2012-13 Atlantic Coast Conference Freshman of the Year, in voting by members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
Hanlan received 43 of the 77 votes cast by ACSMA members to win in a landslide. The Aylmer, Quebec native tied for 8th in the ACC in scoring (14.6 ppg overall), while leading the Eagles in scoring in conference games (15.7 ppg).
BC head coach Steve Donahue said, "It is a great honor for him and well deserved, mostly because he is someone who is putting a great amount of work in to improve both on and off the basketball court."
Donahue added, "It is also a credit to his teammates for trusting him with the ball quite a bit. Their unselfishness has made him better as well." Duke guard Rasheed Sulaimon finished second, with 15 votes. NC State forward T.J. Warren was the only other freshman to receive more than four votes, with 12.
ABOUT THE ATLANTIC COAST SPORTS MEDIA ASSOCIATION: The Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association is an organization of journalists dedicated to fostering a mutually beneficial relationship between the news media and the institutions and administration of the Atlantic Coast Conference.
ACSMA Freshman of the Year Voting
Olivier Hanlan, Boston College (43)
Rasheed Sulaimon, Duke (15)
T.J. Warren, NC State (12)
Devin Thomas, Wake Forest (4)
Devon Bookert, Florida State (1)
Robert Carter, Georgia Tech (1)
Marcus Paige, North Carolina (1)