March 9, 2009
Vassallo, Delaney earn All-ACC honors
Duo named to the league's third team

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. - Virginia Tech men’s basketball players A.D. Vassallo and Malcolm Delaney have been named to the 2009 All-ACC third team, as selected by members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association.

Delaney, a sophomore guard from Baltimore, Md., received 83 points and Vassallo, a senior wing from Toa Baja, Puerto Rico, received 81 points from the 76 voters in the association. Vassallo was a second team selection in 2008 and this is Delaney’s first time being honored by the media group.

Virginia Tech is one of four ACC teams to place at least two players on the first three teams. Top-ranked North Carolina is the only team with three players on the first three teams. Delaney was one of four sophomores on the first three teams.

Vassallo led the Hokies in scoring this season, averaging 18.8 points a game, while Delaney was second on the team in scoring at 18.2 points per game. Both players averaged more than 19 points per game in ACC action this season.

(1st Team Vote – 3 points; 2nd Team Vote – 2 points; 3rd Team Vote – 1 point)

First Team (Points)
Tyler Hansbrough, Sr., North Carolina* (228)
Toney Douglas, Sr., Florida State (226)
Ty Lawson, Jr., North Carolina (224)
Gerald Henderson, Jr., Duke (210)
Jack McClinton, Sr., Miami (188)
*unanimous 1st team

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

Third Team (Points)
James Johnson, So., Wake Forest (100)
Malcolm Delaney, So., Virginia Tech (83)
A.D. Vassallo, Sr., Virginia Tech (81)

Danny Green, Sr., North Carolina (48)
Gani Lawal, So., Georgia Tech (46)

Honorable Mention (15 or more points) (Points)
Wayne Ellington, Jr., North Carolina (41)
K.C. Rivers, Sr., Clemson (33)
Sylven Landesberg, Fr., Virginia (15)

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