ACC Coaches Select Boston College's Hanlan as ACC Freshman Of The Year
March 19, 2013
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) - Boston College guard Olivier Hanlan has been selected as the 2013 Atlantic Coast Conference Basketball Rookie of the Year in a vote of the league's 12 head coaches.
This marks the first year the ACC coaches have selected a Freshman of the Year. As was the case with the Coaches All-ACC team announced on Monday, the coaches voted prior to the start of postseason play and were not allowed to vote for their own players. Therefore, Hanlan was the coaches' choice as Rookie of the Year even prior to the first game of the ACC Tournament, which saw him score an ACC-freshman record 41 points in a win over Georgia Tech.
Hanlan, of Aylmer, Quebec, ranks fifth among ACC scorers at 15. 4 points per game and has scored in double figures in 28 games - including 16 of the Eagles' 18 ACC games.
Hanlan was the only freshman named on all 11 ballots for the Coaches All-Freshmen Team announced on Monday. He was named the Atlantic Coast Sports Media's Freshman of the Year last week and was the only unanimous pick for the media's all-freshman team as well.
Hanlan was the only ACC freshman to rank in the top six in points, rebounds and assists among the league's rookie class. He ranks sixth among all ACC players in conference games-only scoring (15.7).
Hanlan received 10 votes in the ACC coaches' balloting for ACC Rookie of the Year. Duke's Rasheed Sulaimon and NC State's T.J. Warren received one vote each.
2013 ACC Rookie of the Year