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Booker Named to Second-Team All-ACC & ACC’s All-Defensive Team

Booker Named to Second-Team All-ACC & ACC’s All-Defensive Team

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.

2009 All-ACC Men’s Basketball Teams & Individual Awards
(76 Total Votes)
 
All-ACC
(1st Team Vote – 3 points; 2nd Team Vote – 2 points; 3rd Team Vote – 1 point)
 
First Team
Name Class School 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
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
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)
Wayne Ellington Jr. North Carolina 41
K.C. Rivers Sr. Clemson 33
Sylven Landesberg Fr. Virginia 15
 
All-Freshman
Sylven Landesberg* Virginia 76
Al-Farouq Aminu* Wake Forest 76
Iman Shumpert Georgia Tech 70
Solomon Alabi Florida State 59
Ed Davis North Carolina 55
*unanimous
 
Honorable Mention (15 or more votes)
Chris Singleton Florida State 21
 
All-Defensive
Trevor Booker Jr. Clemson 67
Toney Douglas Sr. Florida State 67
Solomon Alabi Fr. Florida State 53
Danny Green Sr. North Carolina 28
L.D. Williams Jr. Wake Forest 26
 
Honorable Mention (15 or more votes)
Ty Lawson Jr. North Carolina 20
Gani Lawal So. Georgia Tech 17
Courtney Fells Sr. N.C. State 16
Gerald Henderson Jr. Duke 15
 

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