March 9, 2009
Greensboro, NC – Clemson forward Trevor Booker was named a second-team All-ACC performer Monday, as announced by the Atlantic Coast Sports Media Association (ACSMA). It marks the first All-ACC honor in Booker’s career, although he was a first-team All-Tournament selection last season. Senior captain K.C. Rivers earned honorable mention.
Booker leads the Tigers in scoring at 15.2 points per game, and in league scoring at 15.0 points per game. He currently leads the ACC in field goal percentage (.569) and rebounds per game (9.7), and is second in blocks per game (2.1). He also leads the league in defensive rebounds per game and is fourth in offensive rebounding. Booker averaged a double-double in ACC play, the only player in the league to accomplish the feat.
Booker, a native of Whitmire, SC, tied with Toney Douglas as the leading vote-getter for the All-Defensive Team. He is the ACC’s active leader with 203 blocked shots and is second in league history in total blocks among players 6’7″ or shorter.
Booker leads the team with 62 blocked shots and is third on the squad with 42 steals. He was one of only three players in the ACC with at least 40 blocks and 40 steals in the regular season. He is the first Clemson player named to the ACSMA All-Defensive Team since Vernon Hamilton in 2006.
This marks the second straight year Clemson has had a second-team all-conference choice. Last year, K.C. Rivers was second team and Cliff Hammonds was named to the third team. Booker is also the fourth player under Head Coach Oliver Purnell to be named to an All-ACC team. Sharrod Ford was a third-team selection in 2005.
Rivers ranks second on the team in scoring this season at 14.3 points per game, including an average of 14.4 per game in the ACC regular season. Clemson’s career leader in three-point shooting ranks first on the team with a 40 percent accuracy from the outside, including a 47-percent mark in ACC games. Rivers also ranks second on the team with 6.0 rebounds per game and is seventh in the league with 1.7 steals per game.
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