Miami's Jack McClinton and Duke's Greg Paulus Headline the 2009 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men's Basketball Team
March 6, 2009
GREENSBORO, N.C. - A pair of senior guards - Miami's Jack McClinton and Duke's Greg Paulus - headline the 2009 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men's Basketball Team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.
McClinton, a three-year starter for the Hurricanes, leads the ACC in three-point field goal percentage (.468), three-point field goals per game (3.1), ranks third in free throw percentage (.870) and fourth in scoring (19.5). In addition, the Baltimore, Md., senior is the ACC's all-time leader in three-point field goal percentage (.444) and second only to Duke's J.J. Redick in career free throw percentage (.895).
A third-team CoSIDA Academic All-American in each of the past two years, Paulus is averaging 5.7 points per game for the seventh-ranked Blue Devils. The Syracuse, N.Y., senior ranks 40th at Duke for career points (1,182), eighth in career three-point field goal percentage (.397) and ninth in career assists (464).
Four players - McClinton, Paulus, Duke's Brian Zoubek and Virginia's Jerome Meyinsse - are repeaters from previous league all-academic teams. McClinton and Paulus were named to the team for the third time in their careers, while Zoubek and Meyinsse are two-time selections.