The annual All-ACC teams were announced today with Austin Rivers earning a spot on the first team and Seth Curry and Mason Plumlee named to the third team. The teams are voted on by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA).
Austin, the lone freshman earning All-ACC honors and just the second in 16 years to earn first-team All-ACC accolades, finished the regular season tied for seventh in the ACC in scoring at 15.3 PPG, while also ranking ninth in field goal percentage (.442). He has reached double-figures in scoring a team-high 27 times, including eight game with 20 or more points. He is on pace to become the first freshman to lead the team in scoring since Johnny Dawkins in 1983.
Seth is second on the team and 12th in the ACC in scoring at 13.5 PPG. He leads the ACC in free throw percentage (.864), while also pacing the Blue Devils in assists (75) and steals (39).
Mason is averaging 11.0 points, 9.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.5 blocks per game while shooting 55.4 percent from the field. He ranks 23rd in the league in scoring, fourth in rebounds and seventh in blocks heading into the ACC Tournament. The big man was also named First Team Academic All-America earlier this season.
The conference coach, player, rookie and defensive players of the year will be announced tomorrow.
All-ACC By the Numbers
*In 32 years at Duke, Coach K has 38 first-team All-ACC choices. Current ACC coaches have 19 first-team choices in 41 years combined.
*Duke has had a first-team All-ACC pick in 15 of the past 16 years, including five years in a row.
First Team All-ACC Picks – Last 15 Years
Duke- 24, UNC- 15, Maryland- 6, UVA- 4, BC- 4
All-ACC Picks Since 1985
Duke- 44, UNC- 39, Maryland- 28, Wake Forest- 21, UVA- 17