Parker and Warren are joined on the first team by North Carolina sophomore guard Marcus Paige, Syracuse senior C.J. Fair and Clemson forward K.J. McDaniels.
Duke’s Parker, a 6-foot-8 forward from Chicago, ranks second among ACC scorers at 19.2 points per game and first in rebounding at 9.0 per contest. Parker carries a 15-game double figure scoring streak into this week’s ACC Tournament, and his 14 “double doubles” in points/rebounds lead the conference. His 16 games this season with 20 or more points ties for second-most in ACC history.
NC State’s Warren leads the ACC in scoring at 24.8 points per game and in field goal percentage at .532. The 6-foot-8 forward from Durham, N.C., closed the regular season with back-to-back scoring games of 41 and 42 points in wins over Pitt and Boston College. Warren scored at least 20 points in 26 of the 30 games in which he played, and scored more than 30 points on nine occasions.
North Carolina’s Paige is the only ACC player to rank among the conference’s top six in scoring (17.1 ppg) and in assists (4.5). The 6-foot-1 native of Marion, Iowa, has scored 30 plus points twice this season – 32 against Louisville and 35 at NC State – and 20 or more points 10 times. He ranks second in the ACC in free-throw percentage at .876.
Syracuse’s Fair leads the Orange and ranks seventh among ACC scorers at 16.9 points per game while pulling down 6.2 rebounds per contest. The 6-foot-8 forward from Baltimore, Md., finished the regular season strong with a combined 50 points and 16 rebounds in games against Georgia Tech and Florida State. Fair ranks ninth in the ACC in field goal percentage (.441) and second in minutes played (37.8).
Clemson’s McDaniels leads the ACC in blocked shots at 2.8 per game while ranking fifth in scoring (17.2 ppg) and seventh in rebounding (7.1 rpg). The 6-foot-6 forward from Birmingham, Ala., is bidding to become just the second player in ACC history to lead his team in points, rebounds, 3-point field goals, blocks and steals.
Virginia’s Malcolm Brogdon (12.6 ppg, ACC-leading .893 free-throw percentage), Pitt’s Lamar Patterson (17.6 ppg, 4.5 apg), Syrause’s Tyler Ennis (12.4 ppg, ACC-leading 5.5 assist per game), Duke’s Rodney Hood (16.5 ppg, second in the ACC in 3-point shooting at .425 percent) and North Carolina’s James Michael McAdoo (14.2 ppg, 6.2 rpg) were voted to the second team.
Boston College’s Olivier Hanlan (third in the ACC at 18.6 ppg) was the leading vote-getter on the third team. Hanlan is joined by Virginia’s Joe Harris (11.4 ppg), Miami’s Rion Brown (15.4 ppg), Maryland’s Dez Wells (14.8 ppg) and Georgia Tech’s Daniel Miller 7.9 rpg, 2.5 blocked shots per game).
ACSMA All-ACC Team
(First place votes in parenthesis, followed by total points)
Jabari Parker, Fr.. Duke (77) 231
T.J. Warren, So., NC State (77), 231
Marcus Paige, So., North Carolina (69) 223
C.J. Fair, Sr., Syracuse (47) 200
K.J. McDaniels, Jr. Clemson (46) 199
Malcolm Brogdon, So., Virginia (35) 170
Lamar Patterson, Sr. Pitt (10) 158
Tyler Ennis, Fr., Syracuse (13) 156
Rodney Hood, Jr., Duke (4) 148
James Michael McAdoo, Jr., North Carolina (2) 103
Olivier Hanlan, So., Boston College (3) 101
Joe Harris, Sr., Virginia (1) 79
Rion Brown, Sr., Miami 52
Dez Wells, Jr., Maryland 45
Daniel Miller, Sr., Georgia Tech 34
(10 points or more)
Eric Atkins, Sr., Notre Dame 30
Talib Zanna, Sr., Pitt 28
Aaron Thomas, So., Florida State 27
Akil Mitchell, Sr., Virginia 17
Jerami Grant,So. Syracuse 15
Ryan Anderson, Jr., Boston College 10
Duke’s Parker, Syracuse’s Ennis headline five-member squad
GREENSBORO, N.C. – Wooden Award finalists Jabari Parker of Duke and Tyler Ennis of Syracuse are unanimous choices and headline the five-member 2013-14 All-ACC Freshman Team announced Monday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).
The pair is joined by Virginia guard London Perrantes, North Carolina forward Kennedy Meeks and Virginia Tech guard Devin Wilson.
Duke’s Parker, a 6-foot-8 forward from Chicago, ranks second among ACC scorers at 19.2 points per game and first in rebounding at 9.0 per contest. Parker carries a 15-game double figure scoring streak into this week’s ACC Tournament.
Syracuse’s Ennis leads the ACC in assists at 5.5 per game while scoring at a 12.4 ppg clip. The Brampton, Ontario, native also leads the conference in steals at 2.0 per game.
Perrantes’ backcourt play helped drive Virginia to the top of the ACC standings. Starting 27 of 31 games, the Los Angeles native has stepped up to contribute 5.1 points per game and rank 10th among all ACC players in assists with 3.8 per game.
The 6-foot-9 Meeks ranks 19th among ACC rebounders with 6.0 per game. The Charlotte, N.C., native has also contributed offensively, ranking sixth on the team in scoring with 7.4 points per game.
Virginia Tech’s Wilson ranks third in the conference with 4.8 assists per game. The McKees Rocks, Pa., native ranks fourth on his team in scoring, averaging 9.2 points, and is the only Hokie to start all 30 games this season.
2013-14 ACSMA All-ACC Freshman Team
(Total votes in parenthesis)
Tyler Ennis, Syracuse (77)
Jabari Parker, Duke (77)
London Perrantes, Virginia (66)
Kennedy Meeks, North Carolina (60)
Devin Wilson, Virginia Tech (55)
-- Kinda dogshit that Brog missed out on the First Team nod.
-- I like Joe on the Third Team. That's what he earned this season; that's where he belongs. Third team All-ACC, First team in our hearts.
-- Speaking of which, go watch THIS SHIT. Right now. Go.
-- Akil, Honorable Mention. Hockeypucks. But there's THIS that you also need to watch. GO DO THAT, RIGHT NOW. GO, DAMN YOU!
-- Man, I'm really going to miss those guys. But this season isn't over. There's one last chapter to be written in Joe and Akil's UVA careers, the 2014 Postseason.
-- Really pleased to see London Perrantes was the third-leading vote-getter for the All-Frosh Team. He deserved those votes.
-- I'll go ahead and call our shot for 2015's awards:
- Brog: First Team
- London Perrantes: Second Team ('cause he's going to keep shooting and shooting and shooting and shooting)
- Anthony Gill: Third Team
- Justin Anderson: Honorable Mention
-- I know four is a lot to place among ~20 spots in the ACC, but I think we're going to be very good again next season, with those four guys really earning some namebrand sway, some real curb appeal. Plus, Virginia Basketball is suddenly vogue again... for the first time since 1984.
|Thanks, Joe and Akil!|