Florida State's Douglas Named ACC Defensive Player of the Year
March 10, 2009
RALEIGH, N.C. (AP) - Florida State's Toney Douglas is the Atlantic Coast Conference Defensive Player of the Year after helping the Seminoles rank as one of the league's top defensive teams.
Douglas earned 53 of 76 votes from Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association members in results released Tuesday. Clemson's Trevor Booker finished second with 15 votes after ranking second in the league in blocked shots.
Douglas was third in the ACC in steals at 1.9 per game. Behind the senior, Florida State ranked first in both scoring defense and field-goal percentage defense. That helped the Seminoles finish fourth in the league after being picked to finish 10th in the preseason.
Douglas also finished second for overall player of the year.
Voting results for the 2008-09 Atlantic Coast Conference individual awards, as voted on by 76 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE YEAR