Tuesday, March 10, 2009

2008-09 ALL ACC BASKETBALL TEAMS

It’s a little hard to believe when you stop and think about it, but no player has ever been unanimously selected all-conference for their entire four-year career. Not until now.

Tyler Hansbrough is the first player in ACC history to be unanimously selected four times to the all-conference team.

The all-ACC teams were announced Monday. North Carolina teammate Ty Lawson joined him on the first team, along with Florida State guard Toney Douglas, Duke swingman Gerald Henderson and Miami guard Jack McClinton.

Hansbrough leads the league with a 21-point scoring average. The reigning national player of the year and leading scorer in school history enters this week's ACC tournament 52 points shy of J.J. Redick's 3-year-old league record of 2,769 career points.

Results were determined by a vote of 76 members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

First Team
*Tyler Hansbrough, North Carolina (228)
Toney Douglas, Florida State (226)
Ty Lawson, North Carolina (224)
Gerald Henderson, Duke (210)
Jack McClinton, Miami (188)

Second Team
Jeff Teague, Wake Forest (185)
Trevor Booker, Clemson (156)
Tyrese Rice, Boston College (151)
Kyle Singler, Duke (128)
Greivis Vasquez, Maryland (116)

Third Team
James Johnson, Wake Forest (100)
Malcolm Delaney, Virginia Tech (83)
A.D. Vassallo, Virginia Tech (81)
Danny Green, North Carolina (48)
Gani Lawal, Georgia Tech (46)

Honorable Mention
Wayne Ellington, North Carolina (41)
K.C. Rivers, Clemson (33)
Sylven Landesberg, Virginia (15)

All-Freshman Team
*Sylven Landesberg, Virginia (76)
*Al-Farouq Aminu, Wake Forest (76)
Iman Shumpert, Georgia Tech (70)
Solomon Alabi, Florida State (59)
Ed Davis, North Carolina (55)

Honorable Mention
Chris Singleton, Florida State (21)

All-Defensive Team
Trevor Booker, Clemson (67)
Toney Douglas, Florida State (67)
Solomon Alabi, Florida State (53)
Danny Green, North Carolina (28)
L.D. Williams, Wake Forest (26)

Honorable Mention
Ty Lawson, North Carolina (20)
Gani Lawal, Georgia Tech (17)
Courtney Fells, North Carolina State (16)
Gerald Henderson, Duke (15)

*Unanimous
**The Big East now has 10 players on their first team all conference squad, something the ACC might consider in the future with 12 teams in the conference.

(Photos by Getty Images, AP Photo by Wilfredo Lee and Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)

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