March 4, 2002
Clemson, SC – Clemson guard Edward Scott was named third-team All-ACC by the Atlantic Coast Sports Writers Association on March 4. It marks the sixth straight year that a Clemson guard has made one of the three official All-ACC teams. Terrell McIntyre was named to second or third team each of his last three years, while Will Solomon was a first-team selection in 2000 and a second-team choice last year.
Scott was joined on the third team by Wake Forest’s Josh Howard, Maryland’s Steve Blake and Chris Wilcox, and North Carolina’s Jason Capel. Jason Williams (Duke) and Juan Dixon (Maryland) headlined the first team as unanimous selections. Mike Dunleavy and Carlos Boozer of Duke were joined on the first team by Anthony Grundy of NC State.
The second team featured Roger Mason, Jr and Travis Watson of Virginia, Tony Akins of Georgia Tech, Darius Songaila of Wake Forest and Lonny Baxter of Maryland.
Scott led the Clemson team in assists with 7.97 per game, a figure that ranks third best in the nation entering the ACC Tournament. He ranks fourth on the Tiger team in scoring with 11.5 per game and is also third on the club in rebounding with a 4.9 average. That is the highest rebound average for a Clemson point guard since the 1957-58 season.
Scott had 231 assists for the season, the second highest figure in Clemson history and he is on pace to break Grayson Marshall’s per game record of 7.71. The junior from Eastover, SC finished strong, averaging 18.2 points and 8.4 assists per game over the last five games. That included a 36-point scoring performance in a win over Florida State, highest point total in a single game by a Clemson point guard in 32 years.
He had 30 points and 16 assists in a 118-115 double overtime win over Wake Forest. That was just the second time in ACC history that a player had at least 30 points and 15 assists in the same game. He had seven games this year in which he had double figures in assists and six games in which he recorded a double-double, most ever by a Clemson guard for one season.
“This is a great honor for Edward Scott,” said Head Coach Larry Shyatt. “He has been our team leader all season. He has 55 percent of our assists this year so you can see that the offense runs through him. He has made great improvement this year, and with his work ethic I am sure he will get better and better.”
Jason Williams, Duke (84) – 252 Juan Dixon, Maryland (84) – 252 Mike Dunleavy, Duke (81) – 249 Anthony Grundy, N.C. State (57) – 220 Carlos Boozer, Duke (44) – 211
Lonny Baxter, Maryland (34) – 199 Darius Songaila, Wake Forest (20) – 185 Roger Mason Jr., Virginia (6) – 147 Tony Akins, Georgia Tech (4) – 141 Travis Watson, Virginia (3) – 128
Josh Howard, Wake Forest (1) – 99 Steve Blake, Maryland (1) – 99Edward Scott, Clemson – 59 Chris Wilcox, Maryland (1) – 55 Jason Capel, North Carolina – 39
Honorable Mention (10 or more points): Monte Cummings, Florida St. (38), Chris Duhon, Duke (37), Delvon Arrington, Florida St. (18),Kris Lang, North Carolina (18), Dahntay Jones, Duke (16), Byron Mouton, Maryland (12), Craig Dawson, Wake
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