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2012-13 All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball Team Announced
GREENSBORO, N.C. – A pair of three-time All-ACC Academic team selections, Duke’s Mason Plumlee and Ryan Kelly, headline the 2012-13 All-Atlantic Coast Conference Academic Men’s Basketball team, as announced today by Commissioner John Swofford.
To be eligible for consideration, a student-athlete must have earned a 3.00 grade point average for the previous semester and maintained a 3.00 cumulative average during his academic career.
Plumlee was recently named to the 2012-13 Capital One Academic All-America Division I Men’s Basketball Team, as selected by the College Sports Information Directors of America (CoSIDA) and became only the fourth player in Duke history to accomplish that feat in back-to-back seasons. The Warsaw, Ind., senior currently ranks fourth in the league in scoring (17.0), second in rebounds (10.2) and field goal percentage (.585).
Kelly, a three-year starter for the Blue Devils, has returned to the starting lineup after missing 13 games with an injury and is averaging 15.0 points and 5.7 rebounds per game on the year while shooting an impressive .521 from 3-point range.
Georgia Tech’s Marcus Georges-Hunt has scored in double figures a team-high 17 times and is the only freshman in the ACC to currently lead his team in scoring (10.2). Teammate Chris Bolden is averaging 9.4 points per game in league play with 13 starts.
A pair of Duke freshmen, Rasheed Sulaimon and Amile Jefferson, also earn positions on the league’s academic honor team. Sulaimon has 19 games with 10 or more points and is third among ACC freshmen in scoring (11.7) while Jefferson is averaging 4.5 points and 3.2 rebounds while starting seven times.
Boston College’s Joe Rahon has scored in double figures 14 times and ranks fifth on the ACC freshmen scoring list with a 10.0 points per game average. Clemson’s Jordan Roper is fourth on the team in scoring in ACC games, averaging a solid 8.1 points per game while shooting nearly 40 percent from behind the arc.
Maryland’s Logan Aronhalt is averaging 6.2 points per game, including a 26-point effort against Boston College on Feb. 19, and is shooting .455 from behind the arc. North Carolina’s Marcus Paige leads all ACC freshmen in assists per game (4.5) and is seventh in the ACC in assists-to-turnover ratio (1:85:1).
On the academic team for a second-straight year, Virginia Tech’s Jarell Eddie is second on the team in scoring (12.0) and third in rebounding (5.7). Hokie teammate Christian Beyer is averaging 1.9 points and 3.0 rebounds in 21 games.
Wake Forest’s Tyler Cavanaugh, one of six Deacon freshmen to average 11 minutes or more, is sixth on the team in scoring (5.2) and fifth in rebounds (2.4). Miami’s Raphael Akpejiori is averaging 0.7 points and 1.2 rebounds while seeing action in 15 games.
Duke leads all schools with four selections, while Georgia Tech and Virginia Tech have two each. Boston College, Clemson, Maryland, Miami, North Carolina and Wake Forest are each represented by one player.
2013 All-ACC Academic Men’s Basketball Team
Raphael Akpejiori, Jr., Miami Lagos, Nigeria Mechanical Engineering
Christian Beyer, So., Virginia Tech New Bern, N.C. Human Nutrition, Foods and Exercise
Chris Bolden, Fr., Georgia Tech Suwanee, Ga. Business Administration
Tyler Cavanaugh, Fr., Wake Forest Dewitt, N.Y. Undeclared
Jarell Eddie, Jr., Virginia Tech Charlotte, N.C. Psychology
Marcus Georges-Hunt, Fr., Georgia Tech College Park, Ga. Business Administration
Amile Jefferson, Fr., Duke Philadelphia, Pa. Undeclared
Ryan Kelly, Sr., Duke Raleigh, N.C. Public Policy Studies
Logan Aronhalt, Gr., Maryland Zanesville, Ohio Kinesiology
Marcus Paige, Fr., North Carolina Marion, Ind. Undeclared
Mason Plumlee, Sr., Duke Warsaw, Ind. Psychology
Joe Rahon, Fr., Boston College San Diego, Calif. Undeclared
Jordan Roper, Fr., Clemson Columbia, S.C. Parks, Recreation & Tourism Mgt.
Rasheed Sulaimon, Fr., Duke Houston, Texas Undeclared
Congrats to Logan - was glad to have him this year and we will surely miss his 3-point shooting next year
"You are mentally a cat and each post is a red dot from a laser pointer." - MisterSmiley
One of these things is not like the other ones. Hell of an accomplishment to be All-ACC Academic in Mechanical Engineering.
Yes, I was noticing that too, plus he is a junior so he is likely taking higher level courses.
I wish I could major in Parks and Rec. I'd dominate the Lil' Sebastian final exam.
All of the Undeclared majors are Freshmen. If they were upperclassmen that would something totally different.
"The drummer for Maryland's pep band just freaked out: 'They're trying to slow the game down,' he screamed. 'Get up on them, get up on them.
I'm not saying they won't ever declare a "real" major or that they won't ever amount to anything academically. I'm saying that they're taking 100-level classes, and likely general ed ones at that. That's not as impressive as being All-ACC Academic as a junior in mechanical engineering.
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Obinna Ekezie was a mechanical engineer major here at Maryland. He was one of our academic all-Americans.
what does a Parks, Recreation & Tourism Mgt. major do
The Big O is one of my favorite non-star players at Maryland. At least from the outside he seemed to handle being benched as a senior for freshman Lonny with class, only to be injured the next game. Until I go to my grave, I'll think that Juan should have started by midseason instead of Stokes that year.
I got the shotgun. You got the briefcase. It's all in the game though, right?
He was one of the nicest people I have ever met. Took some classes with him, and did some study groups......dude was smart as shit too.
His slip/fall against in UNC in feb 97 when he fell on his head was one of the scarier moments I can remember seeing in person at a sporting event. That was the game where Profit got an alley oop, and UNC came down and Vince Carter returned the favor being a few feet above the rim.
I think I'm one of the few who cares about this, but I think it's a super accomplishment for all these kids.
It's also pretty impressive that Aronhalt did this while taking graduate level classes, right? The leap from undergraduate school to graduate school is definitely pretty substantial.
Congrats to all these kids, though.
does this mean that we only had one player with a 3.0?
NYCTerp is now OCTerp
no wonder we can't run an offense
Layman got an A+ in Human Sexuality 101 so congrats to him.
Yeah cause he banged all of the T.A.'s, the professor and the cute girl that works at the information desk...
ON THE FIRST DAY.
This post was edited by ccterp 13 months ago
"The biggest losers in life are people correcting message board grammar . Fact not opinion"
This post was edited by neal990 13 months ago
Jake, I'm afraid I have to write you up for Code of Conduct violations
STEALING MY HEART!
-Jake during office hours
Aronhalt!. Sweet! Nice major. Most drop out and most do not many prevail...
Logan has been awesome on all levels. It is amazing that Dook has 4 of the 14. I know 2 are undeclared freshman but all of them get a lot of PT.
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