Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association Announces 2009-10 All-ACC Teams
March 8, 2010
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Maryland's Greivis Vasquez, Duke's Jon Scheyer and Virginia Tech's Malcolm Delaney - the top three scorers in the Atlantic Coast Conference - are unanimous All-ACC picks.
Vasquez, Scheyer and Delaney were first-team selections on all 53 votes in ballots cast by members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association. Clemson's Trevor Booker and Duke's Kyle Singler rounded out the first team in results released Monday.
The Blue Devils, who earned the top seed in this week's tournament, also had a second-team pick in high-scoring guard Nolan Smith, making them the only program with three players selected to the 15-player squad.
Virginia Tech, Wake Forest and Florida State each had two players selected to the three teams, while North Carolina failed to have a player earn all-conference honors for the first time in league history.
Vasquez was a two-time second-team pick before averaging 19.6 points and a league-best 6.3 assists to help the Terrapins share the regular-season title with the Blue Devils. Scheyer averaged nearly 19 points, while Delaney led the league at about 21 points per game.
Wake Forest's Al-Farouq Aminu led the second team after tallying 18 double-doubles, while senior teammate Ishmael Smith also earned second-team honors. Rounding out the second team were Smith and Virginia's Sylven Landesberg - last year's rookie of the year who recently was suspended for the rest of the season because of academics issues - and North Carolina State big man Tracy Smith.
The third team included Georgia Tech's Gani Lawal, Virginia Tech's Dorenzo Hudson, Florida State's Chris Singleton and Solomon Alabi and Boston College's Joe Trapani.
Singleton and Alabi were the leading vote-getters on the league's all-defensive team, with Singleton leading the ACC in steals and Alabi leading the league in blocks to help the Seminoles clinch the No. 3 seed at this week's tournament. Booker, Duke's Lance Thomas and Wake Forest's L.D. Williams also made the defensive team.
Georgia Tech's Derrick Favors led the all-rookie team after ranking third in the league in rebounding (8.4). Maryland's Jordan Williams, Miami's Durand Scott, Wake Forest's C.J. Harris and Florida State's Michael Snaer rounded out the rookie team.
Individual honors will be released Tuesday.
The voting for the 2009-10 All-Atlantic Coast Conference basketball teams, as cast by 53 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
ACC All-Rookie Team
ACC All-Defensive Team