LEWISVILLE, N.C. – Virginia Tech guard Erick Green has been named to the 2013 All-ACC men’s basketball first team, as selected by members of the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association on Monday.
Green, a member of the second team last season, was named to the first team on 72 of the 77 ballots returned. The senior from Winchester, Va., becomes the first Virginia Tech player named to the first team since Malcolm Delaney in 2011.
Mason Plumlee of Duke received 226 votes, followed by 225 for Green, 224 for Shane Larkin of Miami, 219 for Joe Harris of Virginia and 192 for Richard Howell of NC State. Plumlee was named on the first team on 73 of the 77 ballots returned, while Larkin was named on the first team of 72 of the 77 ballots returned.
The nation’s leading scorer, Green has scored in double figures in every game this season and leads the ACC in scoring in both overall games and conference games. He is averaging 25.4 points per game and is shooting 48.2 percent from the field. He also leads the ACC in minutes played (36.4 mpg).
Green set a new school record with 786 points scored this season, breaking the old mark of 785 by Bimbo Coles in the 1989-90 season. In the regular season finale at Wake Forest on Sunday, he scored his 1,700th career point and moved past Ace Custis into 10th place in career scoring at Virginia Tech.
The Hokies will return to action on Thursday, March 14, as they will play NC State in the first round of the 60th ACC Tournment in Greensboro, N.C.
Mason Plumlee, Duke
Erick Green, Virginia Tech
Shane Larkin, Miami
Joe Harris, Virginia
Richard Howell, NC State
Seth Curry, Duke
Kenny Kadji, Miami
Lorenzo Brown, NC State
Reggie Bullock, North Carolina
James Michael McAdoo, North Carolina
Michael Snaer, Florida State
C.J. Leslie, NC State
Ryan Anderson, Boston College
Quinn Cook, Duke
Devin Booker, Clemson
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