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
Just for Reference—I had Dez on the 2nd Team and Seth Allen on the 3rd team
Without question the best Terrapin Victory since Grievis’ last game at home. Turgeon had this team perfectly prepared and once again out coached the King of the Evil Empire into the ground. HATS OFF TO COACH TURGEON!!!!!!!!!!!
When I was submitting my vote for ALL ACC–I just could not leave out Dez Wells despite the Terps 8-10 record. Look we all saw it –there were games when he was fantastic. Minus his plethora of turnovers, he really was great all season. Out of 77 votes only 4 writers picked him for any of the 3 teams as ALL ACC. I am proud that I was one of them.
Without question Duke was baffled by the press. though there weren’t many steals, it took Duke 10 seconds or so to break and through their offense off kilter. At some point of the 1st half Duke was playing racehorse bball just like Maryland.
Duke could never adjust to Maryland’s 4 guard set that virtually ruled Ryan Kelly useless. By the way this was the first loss Duke had with Kelly in uniform. Coach Turgeon virtually went with a 8 man lineup —Padge didn’t play and Logan got 2 minutes PT. The guys who did play just seemed more in rhythm all night. PeShon had 7 points but more important 5 assists and 0 turnovers.
So next up is Carolina. I have said all along that the magic number was 3 wins not 4. If by some way the Terps upset Carolina on the “Neutral” Greensboro court, to me it seems like the Terps will be in. But you know what, winning the ACC Championship in one of our final years in this dreadful conference would be dynamite. But the best thing about tonight was watching Coach K squirm.
Maryland sophomore center Alex Len received honorable mention All-ACC and was named to the All-ACC Defensive Team, both of which were announced on Monday by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
The Antratsit, Ukraine, native ranks second in the conference with 60 blocks and recorded at least one in 28 of 31 regular-season games. He’s helped Maryland control the paint, where the Terps have outscored opponents by an average of 36.8 points to 24.0 points.
The two were Nos. 1 and 2 in the ACC in scoring and rebounding throughout the year. Hawkins led the league in scoring since day one of the season with her 18.5 points per game, which is the most by any Terrapin since Deanna Tate averaged 19.8 in 1988-89. Thomas finished third in scoring with 17.7 points per game.
Thomas led the league in rebounding throughout the season with 10.3 boards per game and Hawkins finished just behind her with 9.4. Thomas also finished second in assists with 5.3 per contest. In ACC games, Thomas led the league in scoring, rebounds and assists. Thomas also led the league with 17 double-doubles, 12 in 18 ACC games.
Maryland defensive lineman Joe Vellano headlined a list of five Terrapins that received All-ACC honors, announced by the league on Monday.
Vellano was a first-team selection for the second straight year, while linebacker Demetrius Hartsfield earned second-team honors. Hartsfield earned honorable mention last season.Stefon Diggs (specialist), A.J. Francis (defensive line) and Kenneth Tate (linebacker) received honorable mention. from umterps.com
The Maryland’s men’s basketball team was picked sixth today in the Atlantic Coast Conference men’s basketball preseason coaches poll. Below is a look at the voting and the preseason All-ACC team.
|1. NC State (8)||139|
|2. Duke (3)||130|
|3. North Carolina (1)||124|
|5. Florida State||103|
|9. Georgia Tech||40|
|T10. Virginia Tech||32|
|T10. Wake Forest||32|
|12. Boston College||2|
Lorenzo Brown, Jr., NC State
C.J. Leslie, Jr., NC State
James Michael McAdoo, So., North Carolina
Mason Plumlee, Sr., Duke
Michael Snaer, Sr., Florida State
Preseason ACC Player of the Year
C.J. Leslie, Jr., NC State
Preseason ACC Rookie of the Year
Rodney Purvis, Fr., NC State
Here’s the list
|2012 Atlantic Coast Conference Preseason Team|
|WR||Conner Vernon, Duke (41)||6-2||195||Senior||Miami, Fla.|
|WR||Sammy Watkins, Clemson (68)||6-1||200||Sophomore||Fort Myers, Fla.|
|TE||Matt Furstenburg, Maryland (35)||6-4||245||Senior||Flemington, N.J.|
|T||James Hurst, North Carolina (48)||6-7||300||Junior||Plainfield, Ind.|
|T||Oday Aboushi, Virginia (29)||6-6||310||Senior||Brooklyn, N.Y.|
|G||Omoregie Uzzi, Georgia Tech (57)||6-3||300||Senior||Lithonia, Ga.|
|G||Jonathan Cooper, North Carolina (55)||6-3||295||Senior||Wilmington, N.C.|
|C||Dalton Freeman, Clemson (58)||6-3||285||Senior||Pelion, S.C.|
|QB||Tajh Boyd, Clemson (29)||6-1||225||Junior||Hampton, Va.|
|RB||Giovani Bernard, North Carolina (60)||5-10||205||Sophomore||Davie, Fla.|
|RB||Andre Ellington, Clemson (53)||5-10||190||Senior||Moncks Corner, S.C.|
|DE||Brandon Jenkins, Florida State (59)||6-3||265||Senior||Tallahassee, Fla.|
|DE||James Gayle, Virginia Tech (31)||6-4||250||Junior||Hampton, Va.|
|DT||Joe Vellano, Maryland (58)||6-1||285||Senior||Rexford, N.Y.|
|DT||Nikita Whitlock, Wake Forest (33)||5-11||260||Junior||Wylie, Texas|
|LB||Kevin Reddick, North Carolina (49)||6-3||240||Senior||New Bern, N.C.|
|LB||Bruce Taylor, Virginia Tech (42)||6-2||253||Senior||Riceboro, Ga.|
|LB||Steve Greer, Virginia (32)||6-2||225||Senior||Solon, Ohio|
|CB||David Amerson, NC State (63)||6-3||194||Junior||Greensboro, N.C.|
|CB||Kyle Fuller, Virginia Tech (25)||6-0||181||Junior||Baltimore, Md.|
|S||Lamarcus Joyner, Florida State (45)||5-8||204||Junior||Ft. Lauderdale, Fla.|
|S||Earl Wolff, NC State (30)||6-0||207||Senior||Raeford, N.C.|
|PK||Dustin Hopkins, Florida State (54)||6-2||190||Senior||Houston, Texas|
|P||Dalton Botts, Miami (65)||6-3||198||Senior||Taft, Calif.|
|SP||Greg Reid, Florida State (35)||5-8||186||Senior||Valdosta, Ga.|