All-ACC team announced
GREENSBORO — Duke’s Mason Plumlee, Virginia Tech’s Erick Green and Miami’s Shane Larkin headline the all-Atlantic Coast Conference first team.
The teams were announced Monday following a vote of 77 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.
They were joined by Virginia’s Joe Harris and North Carolina State’s Richard Howell.
Plumlee received 226 points to 225 for Green and 224 for Larkin. Players received three points for being listed on the first team, two for the second team and one for third team.
Green led the nation in scoring with a 25-point scoring average. Plumlee was second in the league in scoring (17.2 points), rebounding (10.3) and field goal percentage (58.9 percent). Larkin averaged 13.7 points while leading the Hurricanes to the No. 1 seed in this week’s league tournament.
Howell was the ACC’s leading rebounder with an average of 10.6 and Harris averaged 17 points for the Cavaliers.
Duke’s Seth Curry, Miami’s Kenny Kadji, North Carolina State’s Lorenzo Brown and two North Carolina players — Reggie Bullock and James Michael McAdoo — comprised the second team.
Larkin was the leading vote recipient on the league’s all-defense team, receiving 46 of 77 votes. He averaged 2.0 steals — a fraction fewer than Brown — while leading a Miami defense that fueled the Hurricanes’ rise to the top of the league standings.
He was joined by Georgia Tech’s Daniel Miller, Miami’s Durand Scott, Maryland’s Alex Len and Virginia’s Jontel Evans.
Boston College’s Olivier Hanlan, who led all ACC freshman by averaging 14.6 points, was the only unanimous selection to the league’s all-freshman team.
Joining him were four players from North Carolina-based schools: Duke’s Rasheed Sulaimon, N.C. State’s T.J. Warren, Wake Forest’s Devin Thomas and North Carolina’s Marcus Paige.