Duke has 2 on first coaches All-ACC team; Pack, Heels awarded second and third

lkeeley@newsobserver.comMarch 18, 2013 

  • Coaches all-ACC team

    FIRST TEAM

    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)

    SECOND TEAM

    Reggie Bullock, Jr., North Carolina (23)

    Kenny Kadji, Sr., Miami (23)

    James Michael McAdoo, So., North Carolina (23)

    Lorenzo Brown, Jr., N.C. State (21)

    Richard Howell, Sr., N.C. State (19)

    THIRD TEAM

    C.J. Leslie, Jr., N.C. 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)

    HONORABLE MENTION (4 OR MORE VOTES)

    Devin Booker, Sr., Clemson (6)

    Ryan Kelly, Sr., Duke (6)

    Alex Len, So., Maryland (6)

    P.J. Hairston, So., North Carolina (4).

    COACHES ALL-ACC DEFENSIVE TEAM

    Durand Scott, Sr., Miami (7)

    Jontel Evans, Sr., Virginia (6)

    Shane Larkin, So., Miami (6)

    Julian Gamble, Sr., Miami (5)

    Mason Plumlee, Sr., Duke (5)

    Michael Snaer, Sr., Florida State (5)

    COACHES ALL-ACC FRESHMEN TEAM

    Olivier Hanlan, Boston College (11)

    Rasheed Sulaimon, Duke (10)

    T.J. Warren, N.C. State (10)

    Devin Thomas, Wake Forest (10)

    Marcus Paige, North Carolina (7)

    Robert Carter, Jr., Georgia Tech (7)

Duke's Mason Plumlee and Seth Curry continued to add to their postseason awards collection when both were named to the inaugural coaches all-ACC team.

Plumlee was a unanimous selection along with Virginia’s Joe Harris. Plumlee ranks second in the league in scoring (17.2 points per game), rebounding (10.2 boards per game) and field goal percentage (59.2 percent). He also ranks among the top five in blocked shots and minutes played. Earlier this month, the senior was named to the all-ACC team voted on by the media.

Plumlee was also a member of the coaches all-ACC defensive team.

Curry received 31 of a possible 33 votes from the coaches, good enough for the first-team (coaches could not vote for their own players). The Charlotte native averages 17 points per game and has hit 43.0 percent of his 3-point shots, and Curry’s 83 3-pointers ranked second highest in the conference. He had been a second-team selection by the media, but the coaches flopped him for N.C. State’s Richard Howell. Curry has also been named a second-team All-American by the Sporting News.

Joining Plumlee, Curry and Harris on the first team are Virginia Tech’s Erick Green and Miami’s Shane Larkin.

Both Howell and N.C. State teammate Lorenzo Brown were on the second team, along with North Carolina’s Reggie Bullock and James Michael McAdoo. N.C. State’s C.J. Leslie and Wake Forest’s C.J. Harris were third-team selections by the coaches. UNC’s P.J. Hairston and Duke’s Ryan Kelly received honorable mention recognition.

All four North Carolina schools also had representatives on the all-ACC freshmen team as well: The Blue Devils’ Rasheed Sulaimon, the Deacons’ Devin Thomas, the Tar Heels’ Marcus Paige and the Wolfpack’s T.J. Warren.

Plumlee All-American: Duke’s Mason Plumlee was also named a second-team All-American by the U.S. Basketball Writers Association on Tuesday. Plumlee is the 39th Blue Devil to receive all-American honors and the 36th under current coach Mike Krzyzewski. With Plumlee and Curry, Duke has multiple all-Americans for the second time in three seasons, as Kyle Singler and Nolan Smith were both honored in 2011.

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