Seven Triangle players voted to All-ACC Coaches' team
Posted March 18, 2013
Greensboro, N.C. — Duke University's Mason Plumlee and Seth Curry were voted to the first-team of the inaugural Coaches All-ACC Basketball team, which was announced by the league Monday.
Plumlee and Curry were joined on the first team by Virginia's Joe Harris, Miami's Shane Larkin and Virginia Tech's Erick Green.
Coaches were not allowed to vote for their own players, and first-team selections were worth three points with second-team picks worth two points and third-teamers receiving one point.
Plumlee currently ranks second among ACC players in per-game scoring (17.2), rebounding (10.2) and field goal percentage (59.2 percent). Plumlee was recently named the ACC Men’s Basketball Scholar-Athlete of the Year and also ranks among the league’s top five in blocked shots and minutes played.
Curry heads into the NCAA Tournament ranked just behind Plumlee in scoring (17.0). The 6-foot-2 senior guard from Charlotte ranks fourth in the ACC in 3-point shooting accuracy (43.0 percent) and second in 3-point shots made (83). His 81.7 free-throw shooting percentage (103-of-126) is third among ACC players.
Four other local players – UNC's Reggie Bullock and James Michael McAdoo and North Carolina State University's Richard Howell and Lorenzo Brown – were voted to the second team. They were joined by Miami's Kenny Kadji.
Ties in the voting resulted in a six-member third team, led by N.C. State’s C.J. Leslie (14.9 ppg, 7.4 rpg) and Florida State’s Michael Snaer (14.5 ppg, 81.3 free-throw percentage). Boston College's Ryan Anderson, Miami's Durand Scott, Wake Forest's C.J. Harris and Virginia's Akil Mitchell rounded out the third team.
ACC rookie of the year Olivier Hanlan of Boston College was a unanimous selection to the all-freshman team.
Hanlan, who set an ACC tournament record for freshmen with 41 points in the first round against Georgia Tech, was joined by Duke's Rasheed Sulaimon, North Carolina State's T.J. Warren, Wake Forest's Devin Thomas, North Carolina's Marcus Paige and Georgia Tech's Robert Carter Jr.
ACC defensive player of the year Durand Scott was one of three Miami players on the coaches' all-defense team. Teammates Larkin and Julian Gamble were joined by Virginia's Jontel Evans, Florida State's Michael Snaer and Plumlee.
2013 Coaches’ All-ACC Team
(Voting point totals in parenthesis)
Joe Harris, Jr., Virginia (33)
Mason Plumlee, Sr., Duke (33)
Shane Larkin, So., Miami (32)
Erick Green, Sr., Virginia Tech (31)
Seth Curry, Sr., Duke (31)
Reggie Bullock, Jr., North Carolina (23)
Kenny Kadji, Sr., Miami (23)
James Michael McAdoo, So., North Carolina (23)
Lorenzo Brown, Jr., NC State (21)
Richard Howell, Sr., NC State (19)
C.J. Leslie, Jr., NC State (15)
Michael Snaer, Sr., Florida State (14)
Ryan Anderson, So., Boston College (9)
Durand Scott, Sr., Miami (9)
C.J. Harris, Sr., Wake Forest (8)
Akil Mitchell, Jr., Virginia (8)